At ACL we provide you with a complete service for Asbestos disposal In Southampton. Comprehensive and competitive asbestos removal and safe disposal service. We can carry out asbestos surveys and asbestos testing on the domestic and commercial property including garages, textured coatings, insulation boards, roof sheets etc and we offer safe asbestos removal from your home, premises or office. We have offices located all over the south and we offer an emergency 24-hour call-out service. Asbestos has been used for more than 2000 years and in the UK alone over 1 million commercial, industrial and public buildings contain asbestos material. In the UK between the 1950s and the mid-1980s asbestos was used in a wide variety of products such as thermal insulation, fireproofing, electrical insulation and building materials. Even up until 1999 some asbestos products were still being used. During the above period, especially between the 60s and 70s, any commercial or industrial building that was either built or extensively renovated would more than likely contain asbestos in some form or another.
According to the HSE asbestos is responsible for 4500 deaths each year. The reason for this is because it causes four main diseases, these are mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening. Asbestos Contracting Limited has a highly trained team that can undertake the removal and disposal of all materials containing asbestos. But before we can remove any asbestos from your property we will need to survey it first. Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties sets a legal requirement for owners and occupiers of non-domestic buildings to have an Asbestos survey and up to date Asbestos Register in place. These reports must form a basis of a detailed asbestos management plan that outlines how you intend to monitor and manage and ACMs that may be present within your premises or estate. If you are an employer or are self-employed and have some or all of the responsibility for conducting repairs upon your premises you may well be the “duty holder” in which case any legal responsibility for ensuring your asbestos survey has been conducted will rest with you. A key stage in managing your asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any Asbestos-containing materials. This can be achieved by conducting an Asbestos survey. The survey should be in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG264 which describes two types, a Management survey and a refurbishment and demolition survey.
The management survey is a standard asbestos survey. Its purpose is to locate the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to access their condition. Then with the refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition is carried out. This survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach.
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