Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in the construction industry in the 20th century. However, due to its harmful effects on human health, asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999. If you own or manage a building in Hampshire that was constructed before 2000, it is likely that it contains asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). Asbestos surveys are conducted in order to identify and manage the risk of ACMs in a building. In this landing page, we will explore the importance of asbestos surveys, especially when it comes to portacabins.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are experts in the safe removal, disposal, and management of asbestos. We are based in Hampshire and provide asbestos services to Hampshire, South East England, and the surrounding areas. We have years of experience in asbestos removal and surveying, and our team is trained to the highest standards.
An asbestos survey is a process that aims to identify whether a building contains ACMs. The survey must be carried out by a qualified and experienced asbestos surveyor. There are two types of asbestos surveys:
An asbestos management survey is the most common type of survey. It is used to identify whether a building contains ACMs that could be disturbed during routine maintenance or normal occupancy. This survey is required by law if you own or manage a non-domestic building. The survey must be reviewed and updated regularly.
An asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey is required if you are planning to carry out any refurbishment or demolition work in a building. This survey is more intrusive and requires destructive inspection techniques. The survey aims to identify all ACMs, including those that may be hidden within the structure of the building.
Portacabins are often used as temporary buildings, but they still need to be surveyed for asbestos if they were manufactured before 2000. Asbestos was commonly used in portable buildings as a fire retardant and insulation material. They may contain asbestos in different forms, such as:
Asbestos-containing materials are considered safe as long as they are not damaged or disturbed. However, portacabins are subject to more movement and wear and tear than permanent buildings. This means that the risk of ACMs becoming damaged or disturbed in portacabins is higher. Therefore, it is important to have a survey carried out to identify any ACMs and to manage the risk.
During an asbestos survey, a surveyor will visually inspect the building and take samples of any suspect materials. The samples will be analysed by a UKAS accredited laboratory to determine whether they contain asbestos.
The surveyor will also assess the condition of any ACMs and make recommendations for removal or management if necessary. The survey report will then be produced and will include a detailed plan for managing the identified ACMs.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we provide a comprehensive asbestos survey service that ensures your building is safe from the risks of ACMs. We are a fully licensed and insured asbestos removal contractor.
Our team of experienced asbestos surveyors use state-of-the-art equipment to conduct asbestos surveys in Hampshire and South East England. We provide a fast and reliable service, and we aim to provide our customers with a competitive quote.
We offer a range of asbestos services in Hampshire and South East England, including:
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we pride ourselves in providing an affordable and reliable service. Our services are designed to ensure that our customers comply with the strict asbestos regulations and guidelines. We offer:
We offer competitive quotes for our services. We understand that our customers are looking for high-quality asbestos services at a fair price.
Our team consists of experienced asbestos surveyors who have conducted numerous surveys in Hampshire and South East England. Our surveyors are trained to the highest standards and are equipped with the latest equipment.
We understand that asbestos can be a worrying issue for our customers. Therefore, we treat every customer with professionalism and respect. We aim to make the asbestos survey process as stress-free as possible.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, it is likely that you have been exposed to asbestos at some point in your life. If the exposure was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Andrew Morgan, a specialist mesothelioma lawyer at Fieldfisher, can help you to obtain the compensation you deserve. Andrew has years of experience in handling asbestos claims and has helped many clients to obtain large compensation payouts. If you have any questions about mesothelioma compensation or would like to discuss your case, please call Andrew on 01962 458066.
For more information about our asbestos surveying services in Hampshire and South East England, please call us on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected]. You can also visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk.