Asbestos was traditionally advertised as the “magic mineral”. Raw asbestos fibres are as soft as silk, but can be made into products as hard as granite. Asbestos is fire resistant up to 800oc and has therefore been commonly used as an insulating material and to protect against fire and corrosion. As such it is found in many different materials used in construction and refurbishment. However, asbestos fibres, if airborne, pose a big risk of causing fatal asbestos-related lung diseases.
Some of the materials asbestos can be found in include: ceiling tiles, insulated pipework, textured coatings, corrugated cement sheets, floor tiles and loose fill insulation.
During an asbestos survey we will inspect and assess the property and we will take samples for testing and analysis. We will provide you with a full report and advice on what action you may need to take, including ongoing asbestos management, which is a service we offer.
We can help you make sure that you are compliant with current HSE legislation. An asbestos register is a legal requirement and we will work with you to have this in place and up to date.Our comprehensive asbestos management service includes: