EnviroHive Ltd undertake Anthrax Surveys & Tests on horse hair and other animal hairs
within plaster including lathe and plaster varieties which can feature within older
Anthrax is a persistent bacteria which lives as spores in hairs and hides in livestock
such as horse, cow, ox & goat and can survive a wide range of conditions not only
within the textile industries but also within traditional plaster materials within
old or historical buildings.
Horse hair and other animal hairs have been used in traditional plaster for centuries
but it wasn't unit 1919 that control measures were introduced to disinfect animals
hairs prior to their use in building plaster products.
In certain circumstances such as during refurbishment or demolition works the possibility
of anthrax within these traditional plasters should be a consideration and may require
anthrax sampling or testing to sections of plaster or an anthrax survey of the property
prior to works commencing. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
2002 & The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM) stipulates
a legal duty to introduce control measures to minimise any health risks to staff
or those involved in the construction industry.
If you require further advice on anthrax surveys or sampling please contact us and
one of our consultants will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Environmental & Safety Consultants
Tel: 01276 501 439 Fax: 0871 900 4033 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Head Office: Envirohive ltd,13 Iberian Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 1LU London Office: Envirohive ltd St Johns House 53-54 Saint John's Square London, Greater London EC1V 4JL