A professional asbestos survey in Tamworth is designed to help keep your building’s occupants, visitors and workers safe. We help businesses and individuals to comply with current health and asbestos safety regulations. This means that everyone on the premises feels safe, and also protects you as the building owner from possible liability and legal action. The use of asbestos was regarded as a beneficial building material additive, and was used in a variety of applications. In older buildings, one can still find asbestos in walls, partitions, water cisterns, paints, fire-resistant coatings, false ceilings, floors, insulation, and spray-on coatings. Asbestos-containing materials were used before the health hazards of asbestos became known. When asbestos is in good condition, it is not dangerous. However, once it has aged, become damaged, or through general wear and tear, the fibres break off and become airborne. They are then inhaled by the unsuspecting, and cause a variety of conditions like asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, allergies and chronic conditions.
For business owners in Tamworth, an asbestos survey can help locate, identify, evaluate and manage asbestos on your premises. These surveys help you to monitor how much asbestos is present and in what condition it is. Apart from asbestos itself, there may be many asbestos-containing materials like paints, and composite construction material. Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1985, though some forms were still being allowed. In 1992, the so-called less lethal varieties were also banned. Apart from the construction industry, the shipbuilding industry is another highly vulnerable sector.
During the World War II era, asbestos was extensively used in buildings and ships; today, our asbestos survey in Tamworth helps to identify and monitor these locations closely. Most people who contract mesothelioma are older adults and this includes a larger number of men. Other high-risk occupations include HVAC engineers, demolition crews, roofing professionals, plumbers, painters, electricians, and plasterers. Those who work in older buildings like schools and factories may also be at risk. For more information about our services, contact ACS. We have many decades’ experience in dealing with the environmental and health problems caused by asbestos.