Welcome to Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, your go-to company for asbestos-related concerns in Hampshire, South East England. We specialize in asbestos surveys, asbestos removal, and management services. As a responsible company, we understand the health risks associated with asbestos exposure, and we are committed to ensuring that our clients live and work in safe environments.
Asbestos, a fibrous mineral, was widely used in construction and manufacturing in the UK until the 1980s. It was popular because of its resistance to fire, heat, and chemicals. Unfortunately, asbestos exposure can cause serious illnesses, including asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. The UK government banned the use of asbestos in 1999, but many buildings and properties still contain this harmful material.
Asbestos surveys are critical in identifying the presence of asbestos in buildings and properties. The law requires that all commercial, industrial, and communal buildings undergo asbestos surveys, and this includes all premises built before the year 2000. Asbestos surveys may also be required for domestic properties undergoing renovation or demolition.
An asbestos survey is an inspection of a building or a property to identify the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). It is conducted by a licensed asbestos surveyor who will identify the types of ACMs and their location in the building or property. The surveyor will also assess the condition of the ACMs and recommend the appropriate action based on their findings.
There are two types of asbestos surveys:
A management asbestos survey is the standard survey required for all non-domestic properties. It involves a visual inspection of the building or property to identify any ACMs that may be present. The surveyor will take samples of any suspected ACMs and send them to a laboratory for testing. The survey report will provide a detailed description of the location, condition, and extent of the identified ACMs. The survey report will also recommend any necessary action that needs to be taken to manage the risk of asbestos exposure.
A refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey is required for any building or property undergoing refurbishment or demolition. This survey is more intrusive than a management survey and involves destructive testing to locate all ACMs. The survey report will provide a detailed description of the location, type, and condition of all identified ACMs. The report will also provide recommendations for the safe removal of any ACMs before refurbishment or demolition work commences.
The law does not require that asbestos surveys be carried out yearly. However, it is the duty of the property owner or manager to ensure that any ACMs present in their building or property are managed appropriately. This means carrying out regular surveys to identify any new ACMs or changes in the condition of existing ACMs.
The HSE recommends that:
Regular surveys are necessary to identify any changes in the condition of ACMs. This includes any signs of wear and tear, damage, or deterioration due to aging or exposure to the elements. Regular surveys also ensure that any new ACMs are identified and managed appropriately.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we understand the importance of managing asbestos risks in buildings and properties. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, our licensed asbestos surveyors have the expertise and knowledge to provide accurate and reliable asbestos surveys.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellent customer service. Our team is friendly, professional, and dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the best service possible. We provide asbestos surveys at competitive prices and work closely with our clients to ensure that they receive a service that meets their specific needs and requirements.
Our asbestos surveys are conducted in accordance with HSE guidelines, and we provide detailed reports that are easy to understand. Our reports include a summary of the findings, a description of any ACMs present, and recommendations for the appropriate management or removal of the ACMs.
If you require an asbestos survey for your building or property in Hampshire, South East England, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available to answer any questions you may have and provide a free, no-obligation quote. You can reach us by phone at 01962 458066 or by email at [email protected]. Alternatively, visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk for more information on our services.