Does your property contain asbestos? If so, where is it and is it safe? Am I at risk? Do I need an asbestos survey?
Asbestos Risk – A Guide for Small Construction Businesses and Tradespeople Asbestos poses a significant risk to health if disturbed. It can be found in any building built before 2000 and is responsible for around 5000 deaths a year. A new guide has been issued to help small businesses and trades.
Asbestos can be found in the home and in the workplace, but where does it hide? Any building built before 2000 has the potential to contain asbestos. Textured coating (ARTEX), vinyl tiles, ceiling boards, cement garage roofs etc, have all been known to contain asbestos. Asbestos awareness can save lives! The download below is a […]
Asbestos testing of textured coatings involves taking a sample of the textured coating under controlled conditions and sending it to a UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis. Adding asbestos to the mix made it stronger and easier to form decorative patterns. The asbestos was mixed in by hand and therefore is not consistent throughout the material. […]
Every employer must make sure that anyone who is liable to come across or disturb asbestos during their normal day to day work receives the correct level of information, instruction and training. Employees must be able to work safely and competently without risk to themselves or others. Further guidance is available on the HSE website […]