Is Asbestos Present in Farm Buildings?

Is Asbestos Present in Farm Buildings?

Unfortunately asbestos can be found in farm buildings and outbuildings up and down the country. We are never surprised when we find asbestos in much of the building fabric. Asbestos roofing, down pipes, soffits, window boards and internal partitioning are all common places asbestos can be found.

Asbestos can become damaged due to its age, the elements and rodents and birds. When it is damaged it should be considered dangerous in most cases.

Asbestos Surveys Northern Ireland

Sometimes it makes sense to leave the asbestos alone but there is strict criteria for this which we will cover during one of our thorough asbestos surveys. Our technician will explore all areas of the building keeping extensive notes. If required, samples will be collected and analysed at a local laboratory to confirm any suspected asbestos. All of this data goes into your written report. We use plain English and no technical jargon.

Is An Asbestos Survey Worth It?

When deciding on an asbestos survey there are many benefits to you and your business. Our survey and subsequent report will detail all asbestos found, it’s location and condition. This helps keep everyone safe and you can use the information in your asbestos register.

Any tradesperson will be able to see at a glance where the danger zones are. This helps to stop asbestos being disturbed unnecessarily. For example an electrician may decide to run a mains cable in a different route to avoid drilling into asbestos. This makes the building safer for everyone involved.

You’ll also remain on the right side of the law. Duty holders have a legal obligation to show due diligence when it comes to asbestos in the building.

Finally you may have had a very large quote to remove asbestos. In many occasions our asbestos surveys find that it can remain in situ as long as the criteria for safety has been met.

Our team of professional asbestos surveyors can help you get an asbestos register in place so that asbestos related issues are avoided.