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 a structure – it’s vital that you have an asbestos survey company that you can trust to survey the structure and the safe removal of asbestos should it be present.
At A4 Asbestos, we are the leading provider of removal and asbestos surveys in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We have a proven track record of working with a wide range of industries and projects within the commercial, industrial and domestic sectors. Contact us today to arrange for an asbestos survey should you suspect the presence of asbestos in a structure or if you are required to legally arrange for a survey.
The Risks that Asbestos Poses in Demolition Projects
Site managers and project managers have a duty of care to protect employees and workers against the risks of asbestos. If asbestos is unsettled and fibres enter the air – they can become lodged in the lungs after inhalation. The lungs cannot break down asbestos fibres after they become lodged and prolonged exposure to asbestos can cause diseases such as asbestosis and lung cancer. This is why it’s highly important to be aware of the risks. The legal requirements can be found on the HSE regulations page on asbestos surveys.
Arranging for a Domestic Asbestos Survey
Should asbestos be identified then it needs to be removed before the project can commence. For domestic projects – we highly recommend that you arrange for the removal of anything that may contain asbestos. Common items that may contain asbestos are:
- Floor tiles.
- Ceiling tiles.
- Garden shed roofing tiles.
- Roofing shingles.
- Asbestos cement or concrete blocks.
If you find a suspicious item during a domestic project do not attempt to move or dispose of the material yourself. Some materials may not contain asbestos and may contain another material such as fibreglass. If the object does contain asbestos – it’s important that you do not disturb the asbestos and arrange for safe and legal disposal. Our team will be able to fully test and then remove the offending asbestos substance. We will help keep you and your family safe from the dangers of asbestos so get in touch with our team today if you have any concerns about asbestos being present in your home.
Commercial or Industrial Asbestos Surveys
As discussed in the government guidance, it’s a legal requirement to arrange for testing and then the disposal of asbestos-containing materials or ACMs. We have worked with clients across many industries and are able to provide a reliable and comprehensive asbestos testing and removal service. We work closely with those who are in charge of the duty of care in terms of asbestos whether that is the project manager or HSE-appointed officer. To arrange for an asbestos survey or the removal of ACMs then get in touch with our expert team today. We can help support you in the management, surveying and removal of asbestos should asbestos be present in the building that you demolishing or renovating.
At A4 Asbestos, we are the leading provider of removal and asbestos surveys in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We have a proven track record of working with a wide range of industries and projects within the commercial, industrial and domestic sectors. Speak with our team today to arrange for a survey and we will be more than happy to safely dispose of any asbestos present should asbestos be present after the survey takes place.