Asbestos is still a big killer in the UK, despite it being banned in 1999. This is due to its extensive use within construction, engineering, and other types of heavy industry for many decades, meaning that many people have come into contact with asbestos over the years. The problem is that asbestosis and other types of asbestos-related illnesses do not present symptoms for many decades in most cases, by which time an illness is fatal.
If you are the person responsible for the management of a building, whether commercial or residential, you have a legal duty to understand whether asbestos is present in the building or not. If you are worried that it is, you must hire a licensed asbestos survey company to come and visit the site.
At Artisan we can provide a full management asbestos survey. What we’ll do is send a team of our experts to your property and conduct a visual asbestos survey. We will look for signs of asbestos and make extensive notes as to the exact location of any materials containing asbestos, as well as its condition, and from there decide whether or not we think it should be completely removed, repaired, or left in its current state.
A management asbestos survey is not intrusive, with minimal sampling required, and therefore your building and its inhabitants can carry on daily life as is, in most cases. If you would like to find out more about our expert team of asbestos survey professionals, contact Artisan today on 02380 982 598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.