At ACL we hold a full and unconditional health and safety executive licence to work on or with asbestos and we also own and manage our own licenced waste transfer station permitted by the environment agency to help our asbestos removal contractors in Hampshire. Our attitude to asbestos means that we can offer comprehensively integrated and expert solutions, surveys, risk assessments, removal, repair, reinstatement and disposal at the most competitive rates. We provide a complete service for asbestos testing, surveying and the removal and disposal of all asbestos products and contamination. 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. It is said in the period above 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 that it causes four main diseases. These are mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening. These diseases are a big reason why it is so important that all of the asbestos in your building should be removed. If you don’t know if you have asbestos currently present in your building we will be able to complete a survey on your property that will tell us if you do or not. These surveys are the management survey and refurbishment & demolition survey. The management surveys purpose is to locate the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy. Then the refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This survey is used to locate and describe all ACMs in the area where the 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.
If you are in need of our services please make sure you get in contact with our team who will be able to help survey and remove asbestos from your property.