Advice When Working Near Asbestos NI
Working With Asbestos Northern Ireland
When any work on a building means the possible disturbance of asbestos, you should take every precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of others within the building. Asbestos may be present in your home or business premises in Northern Ireland if it was constructed before the year 2000. It is very common to find it in commercial buildings such as schools, hospitals and offices including factories.
My Mate John Said Its Okay to Remove Asbestos Myself!
Asbestos Northern Ireland advice, We always hear of people who have decided to remove asbestos found in the home or workplace themselves. This is a very dangerous practice and should not be done by someone who has not been properly trained. In Northern Ireland there are many companies that will professionally remove asbestos. It should never be attempted by someone without the appropriate knowledge or equipment. Of-course there are times where some work needs to be carried out during the maintenance of a property and a tradesman may be working close to or around asbestos or AIB. The Health & Safety Executive has done an excellent job at creating an online web app that helps you discover what you need to know when carrying out your work.
The Asbestos Beware App can be found by clicking here. It is a very useful tool.
Asbestos Key Information
Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals. Crysoltile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, Actinolite. They have all been harnessed by man to create strong and fire-resistant building products. It was extensively used in UK industry from the 1950s to the 1980s but may be present in building built before the year 2000.
Did you know that asbestos fibres are already present in the Northern Ireland air. Everyone is exposed to very low levels of asbestos fibres. However this is not a cause for alarm as it depends upon the total number of fibres that someone breathes in as to whether it will contribute to an asbestos related disease. It is said that working in or around damaged asbestos materials and breathing in hundreds of times more than environmental levels could increase your risks. We are always happy to assist with surveys and training for Asbestos Northern Ireland.
For more information. Check out other posts on our website or call Philip to book an asbestos survey. We cover all of Northern Ireland (NI). Professional Asbestos Surveyors NI Call: 07702 332 333. Or Contact Us.