Why Does Asbestos Still Pose a Serious Threat?

Why Does Asbestos Still Pose a Serious Threat?

Did you know that today, asbestos still poses very serious dangers. Many business owners never really consider asbestos risks in their daily activity but should they?

We tend to think that buildings constructed after the year 2000 will not contain any asbestos. There have been cases where asbestos has turned up in post 2000 structures even though the asbestos ban was introduced in 1999. In one example in England, a modern factory that was built after the ban in 2004 was found to contain asbestos. Asbestos containing materials should not have been found. However in this case old ovens (containing asbestos linings) were moved into the new facility. This is how the dangers of asbestos were introduced into a supposedly safe and more modern building. We always recommend being vigilant as much as possible and remain safe.

Highest Rates of Mesothelioma in UK

The UK has the highest rates of Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a lung cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres. We have written a lot on the subject including the fact that asbestos was used in schools, hospitals, factories, department stores to name but a few. Most of these older buildings still contain the original asbestos. This is why asbestos should be one of your top priorities when you are responsible for any building.

Asbestos Surveyors In NI

Northern Ireland Asbestos Surveyor

Finding reputable asbestos surveyors here in Northern Ireland shouldn’t be a days work! A.C.E Surveys have offices in Belfast and Coleraine so we aim to get to you to carry out your survey as soon as possible after booking.

Asbestos is usually not a hazard if it is in a perfect condition and left well alone. However unfortunately much of it has got into a bad state or repair over the years. The risks posed by loose and flaky fibres should never be ignored.

We are a team of independent asbestos surveyors working up and down the country. Our staff are always here to help and if you would like to book an asbestos survey, call Philip on 07702 332 333 or visit our contact page. We look forward to assisting you.