Asbestos – Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos – Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Identify Asbestos – What Does It Look Like?

People often ask how to identify asbestos successfully. In fact, it is hard to identify. If you have read any of our other articles, you will know that asbestos can be lurking pretty much anywhere in a building. It may have been painted over, covered or hidden. Always get a professional asbestos surveyor if you are unsure! We can help if you would like an asbestos survey in Northern Ireland.

Where Can I Book An Asbestos Survey?

Right here! We are a team of professional asbestos surveyors. We have offices in Belfast and Coleraine, Northern Ireland. One of our team can survey your property thoroughly and provide you with a full report on the findings. We are competitively priced and available across Northern Ireland.

Contact Philip on 07702 332 333 to book an asbestos survey!

What Do I Do If I Come Across Asbestos During My Work?

If you think you have come across asbestos at work you should stop immediately and identify any risks. You can then weigh up if you need a licensed asbestos contractor. You should only carry out work on asbestos that does not require a license. You can find out more from the Health & Safety Executive website here.

How Can I Report My Employer For Asbestos Shortcomings?

Your employer has a duty of care to all employees and must implement strict safety measures when dealing with asbestos. If you believe there have been any shortcomings that could be a risk to health and safety you can contact the Health & Safety Executive Northern Ireland onĀ 0800 0320 121. You may need to report to another local authority like your local council.

Is Asbestos Training a Legal Requirement?

Our current regulations at the time of posting do require employers to supply training to employees who may come into contact with asbestos. Usually this is in the form of asbestos awareness training, training for non licensable and licensable works.

I Don’t Know Where to Start – Who Can Help With Asbestos Queries?

Asbestos can be a minefield. So many regulations to adhere to and legal duties to delegate. We can help you with a professional asbestos survey for your business, commercial premises or domestic property. You will be issued with a full findings report written in plain English. We can help answer any of your questions and get you up to speed with all of the requirements. Call Philip on 07702 332 333.

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