The flexibility of the fibres, the high tensile strength and the durability of asbestos made it one of the most popular building materials back in the day. Sure, the building material might be useful for protection from fire damage and it might not deteriorate over time, but it is pretty dangerous. So dangerous in fact, that thousands of people who have been exposed to asbestos over long periods of time have actually died as a result of an asbestos-related illness. It’s difficult to be sure whether or not asbestos is present in your property, unless you organise for an asbestos management survey to be carried out. Not sure what the process involves? Let’s take a look at three of the main steps a professional would take.
An Inspection Takes Place
Before the asbestos management professional can go forward with whatever removal project is set to commence, a thorough inspection of the premises must take place. During this inspection, many traces of asbestos will be detected using special tools, and the workers will wear protective gear to protect themselves from injury and/or exposure. Areas of the premises may be cornered off at this time to ensure nobody is at risk. Business owners should take this seriously so as to avoid causing potential dangers for customers and employees.
The Asbestos is Tested
No matter how much asbestos is found within the property, it must be tested following the inspection stage of an asbestos management survey. There are a number of different types of asbestos and each type must be handled in a specific way. After testing, you will be informed about the extent of the problem and a material risk assessment will be carried out. Only when the specific type of asbestos is determined can it be removed.
A Solution is Chosen
Boiler rooms and ceilings are two of the most common areas where asbestos might be found in the home. However, the material was so widely used back in the day that it could be found in many different areas of a building. Small problems can be dealt with relatively quickly and the solution will likely be straightforward but if the asbestos is present in numerous areas, the people performing an asbestos management survey in London will put their heads together and choose a different solution to ensure the fibrous material is completely removed.
The team at Blue A Ltd. are committed to creating a safe environment. To arrange an asbestos management survey in London and the surrounding areas, call 01923 517010.