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.

 

Get in Touch

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 Hereford

At Ledbury Surveys Ltd we have more than 20 years of experience in the industry and have experience providing assistance to a wide range of clients around Hereford. One of our key areas of speciality is asbestos demolition surveys and we are able to provide these for sites around this area.

As well as working with those based in Hereford, we can also travel around this area. Some other locations we work in include Clehonger, Bishop’s Frome, Withington, Credenhill and Tillington.

For more information about the asbestos demolition and refurbishment surveys available, please call us on 01684 303 470.

About Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

Before any work can be carried out on a site due to be demolished or refurbished, a survey needs to be carried out. A surveyor will attend your site to identify and locate any ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) that may be present. This is to ensure that all those working in and around the location are safe from potentially harmful fibres. Once found, removal will be arranged and carried out by a reputable team like ourselves.

Asbestos demolition surveys are required under law and are outlined by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and Construction, Design & Management Regulations 2007. Before any removal work is carried out, there has to be a 14 day notification period as well as formal notification.

Visit the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website for more details about refurbishment/demolition surveys and your responsibilities.

Why is it Dangerous?

As a popular building material until the late 1990s, asbestos is incredibly common to find in properties around the UK. There are 6 different microscopic fibres which are classed as the substance including Amphibole and Serpentine. It is a Class 1 human carcinogen and is incredibly dangerous when inhaled. Today it is still responsible for up to 5,000 worker deaths in the UK each year. Several conditions can be caused as a result of inhalation, including:

  • Pleural Thickening
  • Asbestosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma

It’s only when ACMs are disturbed or destroyed that this causes a danger. Most of the time, buildings which contain it do not pose a risk unless fibres are released into the atmosphere. This is why asbestos demolition surveys are necessary as it can prevent harm to those on and around site.

Contact Us in Hereford

To find out more details about the refurbishment/demolition surveys we provide, do not hesitate to call the team at Ledbury Surveys in Hereford on 01684 303 470 or 07738 246 916.
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