Asbestos Survey Guildford
Do you need an asbestos survey in Guildford? If you occupy or are intending to renovate or demolish a building that was built before the year 2000, it might feature asbestos-containing materials.
Asbestos is a hazardous fibrous mineral that was used to manufacture insulation material for buildings. It wasn’t until the 1970s when health professionals determined that asbestos posed a significant risk to people’s health. If people become exposed to the fibres, they may develop lung cancers, kidney cancer, gastrointestinal tract cancer, and mesothelioma.
EnviroHive are able to carry out an asbestos survey of your building in Guildford. EnviroHive specialises in asbestos surveys, testing, and management. If you own an older residential, commercial or industrial property in Guildford and you do not have an asbestos survey report and register for the premises you should make arrangements to have a survey carried out.
Why Get an Asbestos Survey in Guildford?
Our Asbestos Management Surveys & our Refurbishment/Demolition (RD) Asbestos Surveys will assist you in complying with Regulation 4 “Duty to Manage” of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It is a legal requirement to hold an asbestos register for a given premise, this is to assist the duty holder in identifying any asbestos-containing materials present on site in order to help manage these materials safely.
The survey is a simple process. We’ll take samples of specific materials in your building that we suspect to have asbestos in them. The samples are then tested in a laboratory for confirmation of whether asbestos is present and which types of asbestos are present. If the test results show asbestos is present this information is recorded within the report/register together with other key pieces of information such as extent, condition, product type and damage. The report helps confirm which type(s) of asbestos are present, the materials that contain them, and what can be done to comply with the law.
Maintaining & managing asbestos materials onsite safety is the overall objective of an Asbestos Management Survey. A Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Survey is a legal requirement prior to building works, when a contractor renovates or demolishes a property with asbestos in it any identified asbestos-containing materials listed in the asbestos register will need to be removed prior to these works in order to minimise the risk to people’s health.
We undertake asbestos surveys as directed by UK legislation. We provide Management Asbestos Surveys & Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys for all residential properties, commercial properties & industrial properties.
Lead Paint Surveys
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