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 Services in Evesham

Despite being banned from use in 1999, asbestos can still be found today in buildings and premises across the UK.

 

At Ledbury Surveys Ltd we use our extensive knowledge and over 20 years’ experience to help protect you against the dangers of this material. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has determined that it is the biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, highlighting the importance of protecting against it.

Our team have spent 10 years dedicated to health and safety consultancy, making us the ideal choice for any work you need carrying out in these areas. We offer a wide range of asbestos services including surveys, testing, removal, and disposal. Any testing work carried out is conducted in UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited laboratories within the UK.

To find out more information, please feel free to call us today from Evesham on 01684 303 470.

Extensive Experience

Services We Provide

Keeping workers and individuals safe is incredibly important, which is why we use our extensive experience in the industry to help protect you. Compliance of health and safety regulations is a requirement of every business. Our asbestos services can help you to achieve this. Some of the services we provide are:

  • CDM (Construction Design Management) Co-ordinators
  • Demolition Advice
  • Abatement
  • Contract Supervision
  • Disposal
  • Bid and Tender Advice
  • Awareness Training
  • Site Safety Audits and Inspections
  • Site-Specific Risk Assessments
  • COSHH Survey and Assessment
  • Surveys
  • Health and Safety Reviews
  • Management Plans
  • Removal
  • Cost and Removal Advice
  • Air Testing
Management plans

History of the Material

Understanding the history of the material and how it impacts society today can give a valuable insight into its dangers. Mining of the substance first occurred over 4000 years ago, but larger scale mining for the industrial sector started towards the end of the 19th century. The name of the substance is derived from the ancient Greek for inextinguishable and became popular as a result of its sound absorbing qualities, strength, affordability, and resistance to fire, heat and electricity.

It was used widely until medical developments in the twentieth century discovered the detrimental risks associated with the fibres. The first documented death from asbestos was recorded in 1906 and the first diagnosis of asbestosis, a health condition associated with persistent inhalation of the fibres, was made in the UK in 1924. Initial legislation on the prevention of its use in construction was passed in the country in 1985, with the last remaining type of the material being banned in 1999.

Some common ways that the material has been used throughout history include:

  • Drywall
  • Plaster
  • Membranes used to make chlorine
  • Panels
  • Countertops
  • Vinyl floor types
  • Ceilings
  • Fireproofing
  • Stage curtains
  • Thermal pipe insulation
  • Duct connectors
  • Insulating boards
  • Cement
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Refurbishment and Demolition Survey

We offer accurate and highly reliable refurbishment and demolition surveys for companies based in and around the Evesham area. Surveys can be carried out for small or large projects, including domestic properties, schools, hospitals, high-security nuclear complexes, and military facilities. All our surveyors have qualifications in P402 Bulk Surveys and Bulk Sampling as well as P405 Management of Asbestos. They also hold NEBOSH Health and Safety, CSCS Platinum Site Management and Asbestos Inspector Operative, CITB Confined Space Entry, and are fully trained in working at height.

These surveys are normally required when a premise or part of one needs upgrading, refurbishing, or demolishing. The two main aims are to ensure that nobody will be harmed by work on the ACM present and that any work carried out will be completed by the right contractor in the safest way possible. Any ACM present must be identified before work is carried out within the site as if it is removed there is a high risk of inhalation of fibres and long-term health problems. The material is known to cause cancer within those exposed to it, which is why it is important to prevent the spread of fibres where possible. Once a survey has taken place the area must be certified as being fit for reoccupation again.

Site-Specific Risk Assessments

As well as our asbestos services, we provide health and safety services including site-specific risk assessments. These assessments consider overall site conditions, the type of project being undertaken, and any relevant hazards that exist. Within the civil engineering and construction industry, assessments like these are crucial to ensure the safety of those on site. The final reports allow you to address any issues and remove risks that are posed to employees, keeping them safe.

Risk assessments should always be carried out prior to the commencement of any work to prevent any injury or ill-health occurring. Only employers or self-employed individuals need to carry out an assessment and it is a legal requirement. The results of the assessment must be recorded if you have 5 or more employees in service. Our team will identify what risks of harm are present, who is most at risk, evaluate the overall risks, determine the best management and control for these risks, and review any previous assessments.

Around the Evesham Area

With a population of around 22,000, the market town of Evesham sits in the Vale of Evesham and is known for its market gardening. While in the area there are plenty of places to visit, including the Almonry MuseumAbbey Park, or going for a trip on the Evesham Vale Light Railway. Our asbestos services and health and safety guidance is available for any customer or client based in the Evesham area.

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If you require surveys, removal, disposal, or any health and safety services, then please get in touch with our team. We are fully trained professionals who are committed to providing the best service possible. Call us today on 01684 303 470 or fill in our contact form to find out more.

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