Anthrax Survey , Anthrax Assessments & Testing


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 buildings.


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: info@envirohive.co.uk
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