Asbestos Survey in Birmingham – a Necessary First Step for Safety

asbestos survey in BirminghamAn asbestos survey in Birmingham is a necessary first step to ensure your building is compliant and safe.  It is also necessary to conduct a survey before any refurbishment work or demolition of the building. The asbestos regulations are quite clear on the necessity of having an asbestos survey. It is essential if your building is an old building, one that as constructed before 2000. Asbestos was extensively used as an additive to building materials because of its many properties. However, it was also discovered that exposure to asbestos results in deadly disease and cancer.

Asbestos becomes brittle when it is old or damaged. In Birmingham, an asbestos survey is necessary to find if and where any asbestos-containing materials are in your building. If asbestos is disturbed it tends to release its tiny fibres into the air. These fibres are inhaled by people in the building. The fibres are strong, sharp and your body cannot get rid of them. They lodge in the lining of the lungs and cannot be removed. Disease and cancer such as asbestosis, mesothelamia and other cancer develops. This typically happens many years after the exposure to the asbestos fibres. Anyone in the building is at risk. It is not only the repairmen who are working on the building ho are at risk, but also those who have their offices in the building.

An asbestos survey in Birmingham is the responsibility of the owner of the building. Once an asbestos survey is completed, it provides the right information to assist with a comprehensive asbestos management plan. It is also wise to use the services of a professional asbestos surveyor. We are happy to assist. Our expert team have the experience, the knowledge and the skill to provide the right asbestos survey for your building. For more information on how we can assist with an asbestos survey for your building, contact ACS. We offer two different surveys – the management survey and the refurb/demo survey. Both are professionally conducted by our expert team of surveyors. Additionally, they meet all requirements as set out by the HSE.