Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was extensively used in construction until the 1990s, when it was discovered that it caused serious health problems. Due to its widespread use, many buildings still contain asbestos, and it's crucial to identify and manage it to prevent any risks to health.
If you're in Hampshire and are responsible for a building, do you need to have an asbestos survey conducted? The answer is, it depends. In this article, we will take a closer look at the factors that determine whether or not a building needs an asbestos survey and how Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire can help you manage any asbestos-related issues.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are a specialist asbestos survey company that provides asbestos management services to businesses and individuals across Hampshire and the South East of England. We understand the potential risks that asbestos poses, and we are committed to helping our clients manage any asbestos-related issues in a safe and cost-effective manner.
Our team of experts has years of experience in the asbestos removal and management industry, and we will work with you to ensure that your premises are asbestos-free or that any asbestos is safely managed and removed.
An asbestos survey is a detailed assessment of a building's structure to identify any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). The survey involves taking samples of any suspected materials and sending them to a laboratory for testing. The results of the survey will determine the type of asbestos present and whether it needs to be removed or managed.
Under UK law, any commercial property built before the year 2000 must have an asbestos survey, as those are the buildings more likely to contain asbestos. If you're a business owner, landlord, or responsible for the management of a non-domestic property, you have to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
There's no legal requirement for domestic properties built after the year 2000 to have an asbestos survey. Still, if you're planning on buying, selling, or refurbishing your property, it's strongly advised that you have an asbestos survey conducted to ensure that the building does not contain asbestos.
If you plan to conduct any refurbishment or demolition work on a building that was built before the year 2000, you must have an asbestos survey conducted before you start any work. This is because any disturbance of asbestos fibers can release them into the air, creating a health risk to those in the vicinity.
Asbestos-containing materials are typically found in insulation, flooring, roofing, and pipes, and they can also be hidden within walls or ceilings, meaning their presence may be unknown.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we specialize in conducting asbestos surveys, management plans, and removal services to ensure that you can conduct any refurbishment or demolition work safely, without unnecessarily risking the health of anyone in the vicinity.
We take pride in our customer service and will work with you to ensure that you're getting the best possible service for an affordable price. Our team is made up of experienced professionals with extensive knowledge of regulations and requirements involved in managing asbestos safely.
We will schedule the survey at a time that is convenient for you and will ensure that the results are available to you promptly. If we detect asbestos-containing materials, we will advise you on the best course of action to ensure that all asbestos is managed safely and legally.
In conclusion, all commercial properties built before the year 2000 are required to have an asbestos survey, and it's strongly advised that all domestic properties built before the year 2000 have an asbestos survey conducted, particularly if you're planning on refurbishing or demolishing any part of the property. The reality is that asbestos is still present in many buildings, and it's important to manage it safely to prevent any health risks.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire are a specialist asbestos survey company that provides cost-effective and safe asbestos management services for businesses and individuals across Hampshire and the South East of England. Contact us at 01962 458066 or via email at [email protected], or visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to take advantage of our expert services and ensure that you're compliant with regulations involved in managing asbestos. Your safety is our top priority.