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What Experts Look For in Asbestos Testing

Asbestos testing is a crucial step in ensuring the safety of buildings and the people who occupy them. While it may seem straightforward, the process involves meticulous procedures. Specialised knowledge and expertise are needed to accurately detect and evaluate asbestos. This article explores asbestos testing, including the procedures, tools, and expertise involved.

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Asbestos Demolition Survey vs Asbestos Refurbishment Survey: What’s the Difference?

Asbestos surveys are a requirement for any refurbishment or demolition work for any property built pre 2000. To ensure the safety of all workers, you must identify and remove if there is a chance of disturbing the identified asbestos materials within a building before any work starts with an asbestos demolition/refurbishment survey. But what are the differences between asbestos demolition surveys and asbestos refurbishment surveys, and what happens if asbestos is found on your property?
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Home asbestos surveys: Do you need one and how can it help?

Any home that was built before 1999 has the potential to contain asbestos, as with any other kind of building.

Specific Asbestos-Containing Materials that were commonly used in residential construction (before they were banned) include asbestos roof slate tiles, vinyl floor tiles, insulating board, textured coatings, cement products, felts, and damp-proof course. There are also others.

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Preparing For An Asbestos Inspection

Creating a safe workspace is paramount for businesses in the UK. Asbestos inspections play a crucial role in identifying potential hazards, safeguarding both your employees and customers, and ensuring regulatory compliance. In this guide, we will explore the significance of asbestos surveys, shedding light on what they entail, why they are vital, and how you can prepare to ensure an efficient and effective survey.

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Tradespeople: How do you know if a property contains asbestos?

As tradespeople, you are exposed to a variety of hazards every day. Hopefully, these are all well managed and you and your colleagues are trained to be aware of the dangers. Asbestos is one of the potential risks that you face.

You have probably wondered more than a few times ‘Is this asbestos?’ or ‘Could there be asbestos in this property?’

You should never work in conditions of such uncertainty and we are here to help. We have prepared this guide on how to know if there is potential asbestos, what to look for, and what you can do.

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What are the asbestos regulations in the UK?

There are legal duties on people responsible for buildings and employees to protect occupants from any asbestos risk. If any asbestos risk is known to exist then this risk must be responsibly managed.

The person or organisation (or it may be multiple parties) that is held responsible for these legal duties is known as the Duty Holder. The Duty Holder is defined as the owner of non-domestic premises or the person or organisation that has clear responsibility for the maintenance or repair of the non-domestic premises.

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The Role of an Environmental Consultant in Business

In today’s corporate landscape, environmental and social consciousness has become integral to corporate values across the UK. Businesses recognise the urgency of adopting sustainable practices and placing safety above all else. This shift signifies a pivotal moment in how organisations approach their operations, emphasising the impact on the planet and people.

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What are the different types of asbestos and are they all dangerous?

We often get asked how many different kinds of asbestos there are and if they are all dangerous. The short answer is that they all can potentially be hazardous to human health. Some are more hazardous than others, but all should be considered health and safety risks.

So, we put together a brief guide to the different types of asbestos.

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Decoding Your Asbestos Report: What You Should Know

Just received your asbestos report and not sure what it means? It may seem complicated at first but we have put together this guide to highlight the key areas of information you will come across and how you can decode what this means. Of course, at Environmental Inspection, we believe that our reports are presented in a way that is easy to follow. But, you might have reports that you are not completely sure about and we are keen to help.

We will help you understand what each section of your report means and how you can use this to determine your next steps. In this guide, we will cover:

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