With the property market in Ellesmere Port on the rise, many are keen on renovating older residences. However, older homes that have not yet had building work carried out may contain ACMs. Before embarking on any renovation project, it’s crucial to request a Residential Asbestos Survey. This assessment will pinpoint any ACMs, offering guidance on the next steps – whether it’s asbestos removal or strategies to avoid disturbing the materials. This non-invasive survey is a must-have for homeowners planning renovations.
Previously known as the Type 2 survey, this is mandatory for non-residential structures built before the year 2000. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has levied fines on establishments without a valid Operational Survey certification. The survey’s primary goal is to detect ACMs that might be inadvertently disturbed during the building’s regular operations. An asbestos management strategy stems from this survey. While not legally binding, adhering to this plan is strongly advised to avert potential liabilities or claims.
Pre-Renovation and Demolition Asbestos Assessment
This survey is specifically designed for buildings in Ellesmere Port that are earmarked for significant structural alterations or complete demolition. The primary aim of this survey is to meticulously identify and safely manage all asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within the property. It’s essential to identify and safely remove all ACMs before any work begins, safeguarding everyone in the vicinity. Disturbing asbestos during such activities can have severe and even lethal consequences.
Why Is This Survey Essential?
- Safety First: The inherent risks associated with disturbing asbestos-laden materials during renovation or demolition are profound. Asbestos fibres, when airborne, pose a significant health risk, potentially leading to serious respiratory diseases and cancers. This survey aims to mitigate these risks by preemptively identifying ACMs.
- Legal Compliance: Adhering to health and safety regulations is not just a matter of ethical responsibility but also a legal requirement. Our comprehensive survey ensures that your renovation or demolition project complies with current asbestos management laws and guidelines in the UK.
- Project Planning and Efficiency: Identifying the presence of asbestos early on allows for more effective project planning. It helps in avoiding unexpected delays and additional costs associated with the late-stage discovery of ACMs.
Community Housing Survey
Protecting Residents and Properties:
Housing schemes overseen by housing authorities necessitate a Community Housing Survey. This ensures that ACMs don’t jeopardise the well-being of the residents. We take pride in generating clear and actionable reports and management plans from these surveys, safeguarding the residents and the properties within these housing initiatives.
Since our establishment in 2004, Fibre Safe has addressed asbestos challenges across the North West, North Wales and the UK. Given the unique challenges posed by ageing RAAC structures and associated asbestos risks, our team’s expertise is especially valuable for schools. Our commitment to health & safety standards and our deep understanding of the educational sector’s needs make us a trusted partner for schools navigating the complexities of RAAC and asbestos.
Our Qualifications and Accreditations include:
• BOHS P402 Asbestos Surveying and Sampling
• BOHS P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings
• BOHS P406 Supervision and Management of Safe Removal of Asbestos
• ARCA – Asbestos Licensed Removal Operative
• ARCA – Asbestos Licensed Operative Supervisor
• ARCA – Asbestos Licensed Contract Manager
• HND – Building Surveying
• BSc– Construction Degree
• CIRIA – Asbestos in Soil