Did you know that an asbestos survey in Solihull is mandatory for any building erected before 2000? The use of asbestos in building materials has been banned for over 20 years. This doesn’t mean that there is no asbestos to be found. On the contrary, most old buildings contain asbestos in their fixtures, walls, ceilings, roofs and more. Asbestos causes deadly diseases and cancer such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. These are incurable. A worker who has inhaled asbestos fibres often does so unknowingly. By the time the cancers manifest, it is often too late. To avoid this and to keep the workers in a building safe from exposure, an asbestos survey is vital.
For building owners in Solihull, an asbestos survey is also a legal requirement. There are different types of asbestos surveys. The most popular survey is the management survey. This is a survey that you’ll need for normal building occupation. What it does is identify asbestos-containing materials that need to be managed during normal occupation of the building. These are asbestos-containing materials that could be disturbed by normal day-to-day activities. The 2nd asbestos survey is a little more intrusive. Called the refurb/demo survey, it is essential if you are planning on renovating or demolishing your building. It is also necessary if you are planning regular maintenance work on your building. Most older buildings require regular maintenance.
An asbestos survey in Solihull is necessary. It is also a legal requirement. In order to stay both safe and compliant, choose a professional team for your building’s asbestos survey. Contact ACS today to find out more on how we can assist with a professional asbestos survey. Our years of experience, industry knowledge and utter professionalism make us the team to choose for your building’s asbestos survey. Our surveyors can provide the information gathered from the survey to assist you with the best way forward. The information can be used to create a comprehensive management plan of the asbestos in your building. There is little point in taking risks. Ensure the safety of the occupants of your building and have an asbestos survey completed.