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The construction industry has witnessed numerous innovations and materials over the years. Two such materials, Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and asbestos, have been in recent headline news due to their implications on health and safety, especially in educational institutions.

Asbestos Surveys Wirral

Fibre Safe provides Asbestos Survey services to businesses and homeowners in many areas across the Northwest of England and North Wales. Our services stretch from Liverpool and the Wirral through to Wrexham and Flintshire, and it’s our mission to improve not just the understanding of asbestos but also how best to handle it.

It cannot be understated just how essential an Asbestos Survey is to conduct before any building work is carried out by a contractor or yourself. HSE themselves agree with the severity and importance of this task, and a quote from them reads:

‘A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.

These surveys are required for soft strips, demolition work and refurbishment works.  In addition to the intrusive surveys mentioned above, we also provide host of different surveys that may be required on different buildings or structures. We’re going to explore these a little more here.

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Domestic Asbestos Survey Wirral

We’re seeing a housing market buying boom at the minute, with new homeowners and people looking to refurbish old homes snapping up properties about as quick as real estate agents can list them. But for homes that haven’t been modernised in a while, can you really be sure that the home is safe to conduct work on before checking whether ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) are in the home?

A domestic asbestos survey is integral to deduce whether your property may have ACMs. You should have one of these surveys conducted on the home if you are looking to purchase a property as it can be used to gather information on how much it will cost to remediate any asbestos found within.  There are many examples where people have bought houses without an asbestos survey and have been landed with tens of thousands of pounds of remedial works which were needed.  In many cases, the asbestos materials can stop essential building works such as rewires, roofing tasks and plumbing.  The intrusiveness of this survey is often incredibly minor, and the finished report will contain a whole host of information from how to deal with any asbestos found, risk assessments, floorplans that highlight affected areas and much more.
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Asbestos Management Survey

This type of survey replaced the old ‘Type 2’ survey and is a legal requirement for non-domestic buildings built before 2000. HSE has handed out numerous fines to companies that haven’t had this survey conducted. The purpose of this survey is to locate the presence and potential impact of asbestos on a building that could be potentially disturbed during normal occupancy. The survey will contribute towards a report that will provide an asbestos management plan.

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Pre-Demolition and Refurbishment Survey

As the quote from HSE above will indicate, a refurbishment survey is conducted before any demolition or refurbishment work to locate any ACMs and help the owner control or remove them before any work can be conducted for the safety of the contractors conducting the refurbishment.

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Contaminated Land Survey

Asbestos isn’t just found within walls and ceilings in old homes but also in the ground all around us. One of the key services we offer to clients is the ‘Asbestos in Soil’ programme, which helps to identify any loose fibres of asbestos found in the earth surrounding a building. This is quite a niche requirement, so to find out more information on it, check out this page on the website.

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Inspections and Asbestos Management

Once asbestos has been highlighted within a property and an asbestos management plan has been implemented, it is essential that a competent party regularly checks the ACM’s for deterioration and damage. We can provide reinspection’s on all buildings which have bene found to contain ACMs and integrate them into our asbestos management system.  We can also help the client with their asbestos management plans and provide consultation to keep them compliant with Regulation 4: The Duty to Manage.

Contact Our Team

For the best in Asbestos Training Courses in Liverpool and Merseyside, get in touch with Fibre Safe’s team in their Merseyside office by calling 0151 515 2342 or by filling out the contact form on https://fibresafe.com/contact/

You can also explore the additional asbestos training courses in a little more detail by visiting the dedicated page – https://fibresafe.com/asbestos-training/

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