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Asbestos Survey Rochdale – 826 Manchester Road, Rochdale OL11 3AW

Knight Specialist Services Ltd carried out an Asbestos Refurbishment Survey for Ricomex UK Ltd

During the Asbestos Survey to the three storey property in Castleton, Rochdale, Asbestos Insulating Board was identified to the allexyway underdrawn panels.  Furthermore an Asbestos Sink Pad was identified under the Kitchen Sink.

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What Asbestos Can Be Hidding in My Property?

Asbestos Cement: Asbestos cement, also known as fibro or AC sheeting, was widely used in the construction industry for its durability and fire-resistant properties. It was commonly used in roofing, siding, and piping materials. However, the dangers lie in the inhalation of asbestos fibers released when the material is disturbed, which can lead to serious respiratory diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Floor Tiles and Adhesives: Floor tiles and adhesives containing asbestos were popular for their strength and heat resistance. They were commonly used in homes, schools, and commercial buildings. However, the risk arises when these materials are damaged or disturbed during renovation or removal, releasing asbestos fibers into the air. Inhalation of these fibers poses a significant health hazard.

Asbestos Rope and Cloths: Asbestos rope and cloths were utilized in various industrial applications for their heat-resistant properties. They were commonly used in high-temperature environments such as boilers, furnaces, and steam pipes. However, the fibers in these materials can become airborne when frayed or damaged, posing a risk of inhalation and subsequent health problems.

Thermal Insulation: Asbestos-containing thermal insulation was extensively used in buildings, ships, and industrial facilities for its ability to withstand high temperatures. It was commonly found in areas such as boiler rooms, pipes, and ductwork. However, disturbing or removing this insulation can release asbestos fibers into the air, leading to serious health risks for workers and occupants.

Insulating Board: Asbestos insulating board (AIB) was commonly used in the construction industry for its fire-resistant and insulating properties. It was utilized in ceiling tiles, wall panels, and partitions. However, the danger lies in the friable nature of AIB, meaning it can easily release asbestos fibers into the air when damaged or disturbed. Inhalation of these fibers can lead to asbestos-related diseases.

The Dangers of Asbestos Products: The use of asbestos in various products was widespread due to its desirable properties, but it has since been linked to serious health risks. When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed or deteriorate over time, they release microscopic fibers into the air. Inhalation of these fibers can cause lung diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, often with devastating consequences.

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In the United Kingdom, legislation surrounding asbestos surveys and management is stringent, aiming to protect workers and the public from the dangers of asbestos exposure. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) sets out specific requirements for the identification, assessment, and management of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in buildings and structures. These regulations mandate that duty holders, including property owners and employers, must manage the risks associated with asbestos in their premises.

Knight Specialist Services Ltd stands as a stalwart adherent to all UK legislation regarding asbestos surveys and management. With a deep commitment to safety and compliance, we ensure that our surveys are conducted in full accordance with CAR 2012 and other relevant regulations. Our team of experts possesses in-depth knowledge and experience in asbestos surveying, enabling us to provide comprehensive assessments of ACMs in various settings.

Our approach to asbestos surveys encompasses thoroughness and attention to detail. We employ state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to identify and evaluate the presence of asbestos within buildings and structures. From residential properties to commercial and industrial facilities, Knight Specialist Services Ltd delivers meticulous surveys tailored to the unique requirements of each client.

Furthermore, our commitment to compliance extends beyond mere surveying. We prioritize ongoing education and training for our staff to remain abreast of the latest legislative developments and best practices in asbestos management. By staying informed and proactive, we ensure that our clients receive accurate information and guidance to meet their legal obligations regarding asbestos.

Knight Specialist Services Ltd is dedicated to providing peace of mind to our clients by delivering comprehensive asbestos surveys and testing services that comply with all UK legislation. With our unwavering commitment to safety, professionalism, and compliance, we stand as a trusted partner in the fight against asbestos-related risks.