What is Asbestos?

A Class 1 Human Carcinogen, Asbestos is a general term for 6 naturally occurring Silicates belonging to the Serpentine and Amphibole mineral classes.

 

Asbestos and The Risks

Asbestos material was often used in buildings, roofing, insulation, flooring and even sprayed on ceilings. It is now completely BANNED for use within the UK.

 

The Law

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 is key piece of legislation that covers the prohibition of asbestos...

 

Areas We Cover

We specialise in providing asbestos surveys and removal to those who need it in and around the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

 

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If you would like to know anymore about the asbestos services we provide, please get in touch today.

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Asbestos Demolition Surveys in Cheltenham

At Ledbury Surveys Ltd we specialise in the identification, inspection, planning and removal of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in Cheltenham. We work with a wide range of businesses to ensure that all sites and properties are safe and clear. With more than 20 years of extensive experience, you can rely on each and every member of our team to be safe at all times.

Additionally, we also work with those based in areas around Cheltenham including Montpellier, Prestbury, Charlton Kings, Shurdington and Coombe Hill.

To find out more about the refurbishment/demolition surveys we carry out in Cheltenham, please call us on 01684 303 470.

What is Asbestos?

It is a Class 1 human carcinogen which is responsible for around 4,000 to 5,000 deaths in the UK each year. There are 6 naturally occurring silicates which are considered to be asbestos and all of these are microscopic fibres. This means it is incredibly easy for anybody working around these fibres to breath them in, resulting in several health conditions.

Some of these include:

  • Pleural Thickening
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis

Those working in certain industries are more likely to be at risk including builders, electricians, plumbers, painters and carpenters. It is important that any suspected asbestos is dealt with by a professional only to make sure that all health and safety guidance is followed.

Importance of Demolition and Refurbishment Surveys

Under law any demolition, upgrade or refurbishment work on sites cannot be carried out before a refurbishment/demolition survey has taken place. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and Construction, Design & Management Regulations 2007 outline this to ensure that anybody on site is safe at all times. The survey aims to find and locate and ACMs and then arrange for them to be removed as safely as possible before any building work is completed. These are always thorough and destructive to ensure that any harmful materials are found.

Before anything can be removed, a formal notification of work and 14 day notification period needs to take place. Once complete, a surveyor will work with you to ensure that any ACMs present on site are removed.

For more details about refurbishment/demolition surveys, visit the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website.

Contact Us in Cheltenham

If you are based in the Cheltenham area and are in need of asbestos demolition surveys, give us a call on 01684 303 470 or 07738 246 916. Alternatively, fill the contact form in and a member of the team will be back in touch as soon as possible.