Asbestos At Work
You may be concerned about Asbestos at work. It is well known that asbestos is damaging to our health. You should take extra care when working in an environment where asbestos may be present.
But How Do i Know if Asbestos is Present?
Some forms of asbestos product are easily identified to the trained professional. Sometimes though we need to take samples to be tested in the lab just to be sure. Many people can’t tell by looking at an item if it contains asbestos. Asbestos was used in a vast range of products from window panels to children’s dolls so it can certainly be hard to identify.
Always remember that if in doubt, then assume asbestos may be present and take precautions not to disturb it. Asbestos use was banned in the UK in 1999 and so many business premises still contain the substance.
Should I Report Asbestos?
If you find or suspect asbestos to be present, it is a good idea to tell the building supervisor or duty holder. There is a legal requirement to make sure that the building is safe for all who use it. An asbestos survey and management plan would help maintain a safe environment.
An asbestos management plan will also help any visiting contractors by informing them where the asbestos is and what condition it is in. It helps ensure that asbestos is not accidentally disturbed during upgrades or refurbishment works. This prevents employees from being exposed to fibers.
NI Asbestos Surveyors
We are your independent team of professional asbestos surveyors based in Belfast and Coleraine. We will help you identify any asbestos at your business premises and create an asbestos report to help. Our team can help you setup an asbestos register and management plan. This will keep your employees safe and help meet legal requirements. Call Philip on 07702 332 333 to book!