When is Asbestos Removal Necessary?

Asbestos tiles being removed

Asbestos was commonly used in different materials between the 1930s and around the 1980s. It was used in numerous products including building insulation, boilers and pipes, car breaks, floor tiles, roofing sheets and more. Asbestos is no longer legal to use due to its devastating health issues and life-threatening risks that come along with exposure […]

What’s Included in an Asbestos Survey?

Asbestos surveys are an effective way of identifying where asbestos is, which can be used to create a plan for removal. Asbestos is an extremely toxic substance, causing thousands of deaths every year.  Within this blog post, you’ll learn what asbestos is, what an asbestos survey is, what happens within a survey and different circumstances […]

Steps to Take When Finding Asbestos in Your Home

Finding asbestos in your home can be concerning as it’s a highly toxic substance. If you find asbestos in your home, then there are a number of steps to take to make sure that the substance is removed safely. You may also want to carry out asbestos testing in your home to rule out any […]

Asbestos Overview: How To Manage Asbestos In Older Buildings

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber that was used for various purposes up until the 1990s. Asbestos was used in buildings for insulation purposes, which was used in walls, ceilings, and flooring.  Asbestos was then banned in the UK due to health risks established with exposure to asbestos fibres. Breathing in asbestos can cause serious […]

Asbestos Surveys for Demolition Projects

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Asbestos was heavily used as an insulation material up until its ban in the late 1990s. This means that there are legal requirements in place when carrying out the demolition of buildings or structures that were constructed in this period. When carrying out a project in which you are going to be demolishing or renovating […]

Reducing the Risk of Asbestos for Commercial & Domestic Projects

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  At A4 Asbestos, your health and safety is our top priority, which is why we are creating this guide to enhance your knowledge and skills in keeping yourself safe during the demolition and removal of asbestos. If you are experiencing the risk of asbestos developing on or near your commercial or domestic projects, our […]

Finding Asbestos During a Demolition / Renovation Project

Legal Requirements Relating to Asbestos & Demolition   Due to the danger that asbestos can carry, there is no doubt that there is a legal requirement to remove most asbestos-risk materials from buildings before demolition. Checking over a building for asbestos is essential as the risks associated when being in contact with asbestos can be […]

The Risks Still Associated With Asbestos

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We understand that Asbestos is a dangerous substance, which is why A4 Asbestos is here to help and keep you protected at all times. All over the UK, a case of asbestos is discovered daily, with an average of 3000 deaths per year being associated with Asbestos exposure, which is why we are aiming to […]

The Process Of Asbestos Removal

Asbestos in petri dish

The Process Of Asbestos Removal Asbestos removal can be highly risky and is always recommended to be left to professionals, as asbestos is highly hazardous and presents major risks to human health and the environment when fibres become damaged and released into the air. Exposure to damaged asbestos can cause life-threatening illnesses such as lung […]

Uncovering the Dangers: ATaC and NORAC Report on Asbestos in Public Buildings

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Asbestos is a hazardous material that has been used in buildings for centuries. The presence of asbestos in public buildings presents a serious health risk to employees, visitors and other occupants. In response to these dangers, the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy (ATaC) and the National Occupational Risk Assessment Council (NORAC) released a report detailing the […]