Reporting and asbestos sampling services
The odds are that office, shop, factory, school or restaurant that you are working in contains asbestos are stacked much in the favour of being yes. Asbestos was used extensively during the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's as a building material and was not completely banned until 1999.
Asbestos, a category 1 carcinogen, causes cancer, and is subject to a specific set of regulations - the Control of Asbestos Removal Regulations (CAR 2012). These regulations cover working with asbestos, prohibition of the use of asbestos and licensing of asbestos removal activities. Regulation 4 of CAR 2012 contains an explicit duty to the owners and occupiers of non-domestic premises, who have maintenance and repair responsibilities, to access and manage the risks of the presence of asbestos. The risks will vary with circumstances and can arise from normal occupation of the building or from inadvertent disturbance during repair, refurbishment and demolition of the premises.
TES Environmental Services Ltd can provide Asbestos Management Surveys which will identify asbestos containing materials within the building which will allow the owner to manage the asbestos which his/her duty by law. For asbestos surveys, call us today for a free quotation.
TES Environmental can also provide Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys which must be carried out before any major refurbishment or demolition takes place to identify asbestos and protect the safety of the contractors carrying out the work. For asbestos surveys in the West Midlands call us today for advice and a free quotation.
REASONS FOR ASBESTOS SAMPLING AND REPORTING:
- Peace of mind
- Important if you work in an old building (higher risk group)
- Refurbishment work is due to commence on your place of business (high chance of asbestos being released)
- Thinking of demolishing place of business (asbestos release could be very hazardous)
- Quick and easy process
- It is the duty of the property owner by law to arrange sampling and reporting