Safe Asbestos Management for Builders

As a builder, it’s not uncommon to come across asbestos during a refurbishment project. Asbestos was a common building material prior to the year 2000 and can be found in a range of products, from insulation and ceiling tiles to pipe lagging and floor tiles. If you do come across asbestos during a refurbishment project, it’s important to take the correct steps to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.

First and foremost, stop work immediately if you suspect you have found asbestos. Do not disturb or attempt to remove any materials that you suspect may contain asbestos. Asbestos fibers are released into the air when materials containing asbestos are disturbed, which can be extremely dangerous to human health if inhaled.

Next, contact an independent asbestos consultant like AKM Asbestos Company to arrange for a survey to identify any asbestos-containing materials within the building and assess their condition. Based on the findings of the survey, we can provide you with a detailed plan for the safe removal of any asbestos-containing materials.

It’s important to note that if asbestos is disturbed and becomes airborne, it can pose a serious risk to human health. Asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis can take years to develop and can be fatal. This is why it’s crucial to engage a specialist consultant like AKM Asbestos Company to ensure that the asbestos is safely identified and a safe removal plan is put in place.

In summary, if you discover asbestos during a refurbishment project, the key steps to take are to stop work immediately, contact an independent asbestos consultant, and have a survey carried out to identify and create a plan for the safe removal of any asbestos-containing materials.

At AKM Asbestos Company, we have a team of experienced asbestos consultants who can provide you with the safe and efficient identification of any asbestos-containing materials within your building. Contact us today to arrange a survey and ensure the safety of your team and those around you.

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