As the owner or manager of your commercial building, an asbestos survey in Barnsley is a necessary procedure prior to any renovation work. You may be wondering why this is necessary, especially if the renovations are minor. Perhaps you’ve planned on adding an extra room, updating the toilet facilities or replacing the gutters. While these may seem to be minor renovation works, if your building was built before 2000, it likely has asbestos-containing materials. Most, if not all buildings were constructed using materials with added asbestos. The reason for this is that asbestos provides excellent properties to building materials. It is a great electrical insulator and is highly heat resistant.
Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos fibres leads to incurable diseases. In Barnsley, an asbestos survey is conducted to locate and determine the extent of any asbestos-containing materials. The use of asbestos is now banned, but it is still found in many parts of a building. It was used in pipe insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, gutters and more. Workers exposed to asbestos developed illnesses such as cancer and asbestosis. What happens is when the asbestos in a material age, it becomes brittle and tiny fibres break off, becoming airborne. These fibres are then inhaled, where they lodge in the mucous linings in the body. It is no mandatory to have an asbestos survey performed on any old building prior to any renovation or demolition work. We are available to assist.
An asbestos survey in Barnsley ensures that you are aware of the location of any asbestos-containing materials. The information will also assist you in creating a proper management plan. If you need an asbestos survey and want a professional team to assist, contact ACS today. Our surveyors all have the experience, knowledge and skill to ensure a thorough and safe asbestos survey. We offer two types of survey, dependent on your needs. The most popular survey is the management survey. This survey locates and determines the extent of any asbestos-containing materials in your building. This will inform you of the correct steps to take before beginning a renovation project. Our surveys all conform to the requirements set out by the HSE.