You may be wondering an asbestos survey in Nottingham is necessary. If you own a building, particularly one that was constructed prior to 2000, and you are planning on demolishing or refurbishing it, it is mandatory to have an asbestos survey completed. The main reason for an asbestos survey is to protect any person, both the occupants and any workmen, from accidentally exposing themselves and others to asbestos fibres. Asbestos is present in many parts of a building as asbestos was extensively used as an additive to strengthen building materials. Most, if not all older buildings contain some form of asbestos.
The Control of Asbestos regulations emphatically state that as a duty holder, or the manager/owner of a building, it is your duty to responsibly manage asbestos. In Nottingham, an asbestos survey is done to assist you as the duty holder to compile an asbestos management plan. We are pleased to offer comprehensive asbestos surveys. The most popular, and likely the survey that you will need for your building, is the management survey. This survey is the standard survey needed for any building built or refurbished before 2000. What it does is locate as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos-containing materials in your building. It targets the asbestos-containing materials that are likely or could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including future maintenance, and to access their condition.
A management asbestos survey in Nottingham is necessary as, when disturbed, asbestos releases tiny fibres into the air. These are then inhaled by unsuspecting people in the building. Once inhaled, the asbestos fibres do not dissolve and stay in the lungs, subsequently causing lethal disease and cancer. If you need an asbestos survey for your building, contact ACS today. We have many years of experience in dealing with asbestos, asbestos surveys and referral for the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. Our team of surveyors are highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced. We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding asbestos and the surveys we conduct. All the surveys that are conducted by our team meet the regulations prescribed by the HSE.