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The Importance of an Asbestos Consultancy

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 165

Up until WWII, asbestos was used extensively in construction. Most of the buildings that have survived from then are considered heritage buildings and are often used to house major corporates and offices. This is because it adds to the glamour quotient of a company. However, with time it has been proven that excessive exposure to asbestos, especially some that may be degenerating can be very harmful to the human body. So much so that it can lead to mesothelioma, a cancer form that is almost always fatal.

It is, therefore, the duty of every organization to conduct asbestos surveys on their property. Hiring an asbestos consultancy to do the job for you would be a good idea considering that they have the expertise to carry on with it in the right manner. With the experts from the consultancy, you will know that their credentials are in place and they have been authorized by government bodies to carry out their work. This gives certification from them more validity.

In an asbestos survey, the professional comes to your premises and conducts it in the presence of the decision makers of the company. A thorough look is given all around the property following which an even more detailed look is taken at what may not be visible to the eye. There are chances of asbestos being used within the construction as well and may remain hidden. Such experts know where to look and therefore will be able to bring it to the notice of the management.

For every bit of asbestos that is found, a detailed report is made on where it is placed, its extent of deterioration and what would be the best way to handle this. At the end of the survey this is handed to the authorities and they are instructed on what measures they can take. It is essential that all of these are carried out. There are a few times when it is not possible to remove the asbestos completely from a particular position as it may cause harm to the structure. In such cases, a constant vigil will have to be kept on its deterioration and state.

Finding an asbestos consultancy in your area will not be difficult. The easiest is to ask other businesses in your area with similar requirements on whom they approach. You could also think of approaching the local best practice organization who will point you in the right direction. There is also the Internet, where you can narrow down on a few professionals.

Welcome to Asbestos Consultancy by AD Scott Consultancy Services, offer our clients the high level of professional service they require along with that unique personal touch. Asbestos consultants specialise in Asbestos Removal, Fire, Legionella and Energy consultancy in Durham, Consett, Sunderland, Berwick, Hawick, Carlisle and Newcastle.

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