In many cases a building or structure must be demolished before a development can continue in earnest. Depending on the level of damage taking place, the area in which the building is located, and several other factors, there could be the danger of asbestos being present in the building. This is especially the case if the structure was built prior to the UK asbestos ban in 1999.
An asbestos survey should always be carried out in these cases, prior to any demolition work commencing that could disturb asbestos fibres and expose those working in the vicinity.
Any materials that contain asbestos can be harmful if the fibres within them are exposed. It causes long-term illnesses such as asbestosis, with respiratory illnesses and cancers often not presenting symptoms for many years or decades after the exposure.
The asbestos survey team here at Artisan Surveyors will visit the site and search for all asbestos present in the building, ensuring that every nook and cranny is investigated, using the latest technology, equipment, and protective clothing.
It is important that only professional, licensed asbestos surveyors conduct the asbestos survey and any removal processes. It is illegal to remove asbestos without a license due to the nature of the associated illnesses. Once removed, the demolition project can begin in earnest.
For more information about our expert asbestos management service please feel free to contact Artisan Surveyors today. You can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 02380 982 598.