Asbestos Survey in Standish – Your Responsibility as a Duty Holder

Asbestos Survey in StandishAn asbestos survey in Standish is your legal responsibility as a building owner. Any building erected in the years before the complete ban of the use of asbestos came into place is likely to have asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos was regarded as the answer to the construction industry’s needs because of its many valuable properties. As such, it was extensively used throughout the industry. This was before the effects of exposure to asbestos were completely known. Since then, a very large number of buildings have been surveyed to assess the extent of the asbestos within them. Asbestos, when aged or damaged, and thereafter disturbed, releases its microscopic fibres into the air where they are easily inhaled.

Asbestos causes incurable disease and cancer. In Standish, an asbestos survey is the first important step in securing your building. This means that when a survey is conducted, all asbestos-containing materials can be identified. Along with identification, the extent and their condition can also be determined. This then assists in the creation of a carefully thought out management plan of the asbestos in the building. An asbestos survey is especially needed if you are planning on demolition or altering your building. When asbestos is disturbed or damaged, and its fibres become airborne, they can be inhaled by unsuspecting workers. The fibres lodge in the workers’ lungs and as they will remain indefinitely, will cause incurable disease such Asbestosis and Mesothelioma. In order to prevent this from happening, it is essential that the first preventative step is taken.

An asbestos survey in Standish ensures that your building is safe for the workers within. If you would like to schedule an asbestos survey, or if you require more information, please contact ACS. The standard asbestos survey that we offer is the management survey. This survey is done to identify asbestos, how much there is of it, and the condition that it is in. The information retrieved from this asbestos survey will assist the duty holder, or the owner of the building in preparing a suitable management asbestos management plan. You can rely on our many years of experience, qualified and knowledgeable staff and our safely conducted surveys.