You may be wondering why it is necessary for an asbestos survey in Stoke for your building. After all, the use of asbestos in building materials hasn’t been allowed for a good number of years. However, while asbestos itself is not harmful, it is when it is old or damaged that it poses a health threat. When it was first used as an additive to building materials, its popularity was huge. This was because its use had many benefits, and was extensively used in the construction of many buildings. If your building is an older building, constructed before 2000, it is likely to have asbestos-containing materials.
When asbestos is damaged, it releases fibres which can be inhaled by the occupants of the building. In Stoke, an asbestos survey is a legal requirement. A survey will help you as the duty holder, or the manager of the building, identify the extent of the asbestos-containing materials within the building. It will also assist you in preparing a management plan to ensure no body is at risk. An asbestos survey is best done by a professional team. We have many years of experience in dealing with asbestos surveys. Our expert team is highly qualified and highly trained in issues concerning asbestos. Asbestos fibres, when inhaled, pose serious and often lethal health risks. These include lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. By ensuring an asbestos survey is conducted, you will be legally compliant, and you will play a role in reducing the chances of illness of the occupants of your building.
We will assist you with the right asbestos survey in Stoke. The most popular asbestos survey that we conduct is an asbestos management survey. This is a non destructive survey that does not damage your building. If you are planning on demolishing or refurbishing your building, you will need a refurb/demolition survey. This is more intensive and requires a more in depth inspection. If you need an asbestos survey for your building, contact ACS today and schedule a site visit. You will find that our surveys are comprehensive, easy to understand and affordable. Our surveys adhere to the HSE requirements.