If you're planning a refurbishment or demolition project in Hampshire, it's vital that you identify any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Asbestos is a hazardous material that was commonly used in construction until the late 1990s, and exposure to it can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we specialize in providing comprehensive asbestos surveys for our clients throughout Hampshire and the surrounding areas. In this landing page, we'll discuss the importance of asbestos surveys and how our team can help ensure your project is safe and compliant with all legal requirements.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction materials due to its durability, heat resistance and ability to act as an insulator. It was used in a variety of building materials, from insulation to ceiling tiles, pipe coverings, and floor tiles.
Asbestos is usually harmless when left undisturbed, but when disturbed, tiny fibers can be released into the air and inhaled, causing serious health problems. The most common asbestos-related illnesses include lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis, an incurable lung condition.
Asbestos surveys are an essential tool for identifying and managing the risks associated with asbestos-containing materials in buildings. They involve a thorough inspection of the property, including both visual and physical examinations, to identify any materials that contain asbestos.
There are two types of asbestos surveys: management surveys and refurbishment/demolition surveys. Management surveys are designed to identify asbestos-containing materials that are likely to be disturbed during routine maintenance or everyday activities. Refurbishment/demolition surveys, on the other hand, are more invasive and are carried out prior to any refurbishment or demolition work.
Refurbishment and demolition surveys are required if the building is to be demolished or refurbished, regardless of its age or condition. This type of survey is much more intrusive than a management survey and involves destructive inspections to gain access to hidden areas like ceiling voids and behind walls.
The purpose of a refurbishment or demolition survey is to locate and identify all ACMs within the building that may be disturbed during the planned work. The survey report will provide detailed information about the location, type, and condition of any ACMs found, as well as recommendations on how to manage them safely.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we have a team of highly trained and experienced asbestos surveying teams who can carry out both management and refurbishment/demolition surveys. We use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accurate and reliable results, and we pride ourselves on providing affordable and professional services.
All of our surveying teams are fully qualified to carry out asbestos surveys and are compliant with all relevant health and safety legislation. Our reports are detailed, easy to understand and provide clear recommendations for the safe management of any ACMs identified.
Following a refurbishment or demolition survey, an asbestos register and management plan will be produced. The register is a comprehensive list of all the materials that tested positive for asbestos and their locations within the building. The management plan outlines the steps that need to be taken to manage the ACMs safely, including any necessary repairs, removal or encapsulation.
It is important to note that refurbishment and demolition surveys do not identify all asbestos-containing materials in a building. For example, if there are areas that will not be disturbed during the planned work, they may not be included in the survey. It is important to carry out routine management surveys to ensure that any newly identified ACMs are managed appropriately.
Asbestos is a hazardous material that should be taken very seriously. If you're planning a refurbishment or demolition project in Hampshire, don't take any chances. Contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire to carry out a professional and reliable asbestos survey.
Our team will ensure that all ACMs are identified and managed appropriately, providing you with peace of mind that your project is safe and compliant with all legal requirements.
If you have any questions or would like to book a refurbishment or demolition survey, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01962 458066, email us at [email protected], or visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk.