Interested in working with asbestos surveyors in Manchester? Crucial Environmental is a team of highly experienced asbestos professionals and we would be delighted to offer you our services. From home pre-purchase surveys for buyers to standard asbestos surveys allowing businesses to create an asbestos management plan, we can help you with whatever you need.
If you own property and you believe that it might contain asbestos then the first step that you need to take is to have an asbestos survey carried out as soon as possible. Our surveys provide you with the information and guidance that you need to draw up a management plan that complies with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Whether you are responsible for a commercial or industrial property you may be required by law to have a management plan in place to minimise the risk of staff or the general public coming into contact with asbestos at your site. For homeowners, there is no legal requirement, but it is natural to want to protect yourself and your family from asbestos-related illnesses.
During our surveys we will attempt to locate any asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs) at the property. This is where our knowledge of Manchester properties comes into play – local building knowledge helps to inform us as to where asbestos can typically be found. We will carefully collect the samples so as to ensure that there is no accidental asbestos exposure.
Any potential materials that we find will be sent away for asbestos testing – this is included as a part of our standard surveys. The samples are sent off and tested in a UKAS accredited lab.
The laboratory will test the sample and then provide full details of the composition and condition of the material. Typically, results are available within 36 hours. We have had Manchester asbestos testing clients who have required the results urgently and we have been able to expediate the process.
With in excess of 30 years of experience working with asbestos we are also perfectly placed to act as consultants on any issue regarding a building or structure that contains ACMs. Whether you require complete asbestos removal, or you can minimise the risk in another way, we always work to provide the most practical and cost-efficient solution for you.
Our team is highly knowledgeable and are happy to provide insight, advice and guidance as necessary.
Asbestos dangers in Manchester
Buildings across Manchester contain asbestos – and it is not always possible to know where this asbestos is located. Asbestos was banned from use in the UK in 1999, however, any buildings built earlier may contain asbestos. As Manchester grows, the modernisation and rejuvenation of properties is commonplace – however, this is when asbestos poses the greatest risk to human health.
When the material is disturbed during building work fibres can become airborne where they can be breathed into the lungs. Without asbestos consultancy Manchester businesses could be at risk of not complying with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. If you would like to learn more about how our surveys can benefit you and your property, please get in contact with our team.