Kicking off 2024 with vital asbestos safety tips for property owners
As we step into the new year of 2024, it’s crucial for property owners to prioritise the safety and well-being of their occupants. One significant aspect of property safety that often goes unnoticed is the risk posed by asbestos. A once-popular building material, can still be found in many older properties and poses serious health risks if not managed properly. Here are essential actions property owners should take this year to ensure safety from asbestos, and why Asbestos Surveys Essex should be your first call for asbestos services.
Our Top 5 Tips here at Asbestos Surveys Essex:
- Understanding the Risks of Asbestos: Asbestos fibers can become airborne and, if inhaled, can lead to severe health issues. including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Furthermore, properties built or renovated before the 2000s are particularly at risk of containing asbestos in insulation, floor tiles, roofing, and other materials.
- Develop and Implement an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP): Having an Asbestos Management Plan in place is crucial. The AMP should detail the presence of asbestos, risk assessments, and plans for managing, containing, or safely removing the ACMs. The plan must also include emergency procedures for accidental disturbances and regular training for building staff to ensure they are aware of asbestos locations and safety protocols.
- Immediate Action for Damaged Asbestos: If any asbestos-containing materials are damaged or deteriorating then immediate action is required. Disturbed asbestos poses a high risk of fiber release. Professional services like Asbestos Surveys Essex can safely assess and handle the removal or containment of damaged asbestos.
- Conduct Regular Asbestos Surveys: The first step in ensuring safety is to conduct regular asbestos surveys. Also, these surveys help identify the presence, condition, and extent of any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in your property. Asbestos Surveys Essex specializes in comprehensive asbestos surveys, providing detailed reports and guidance on managing any identified asbestos. Getting a survey is the easy part! Contact Us through our easy to fill out form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- Stay Informed and Educate Occupants: Education is a powerful tool in asbestos management. Stay informed about the risks of asbestos and educate your building’s occupants or employees. Know how to identify potential asbestos hazards and the procedures to follow if they suspect asbestos disturbance. Take a look through our other News articles, we are here to help!
Asbestos Surveys Essex is a leading environmental health and safety firm specialising in Asbestos Surveying Services. Our certified professionals are committed to delivering excellence in asbestos management. Always ensuring a safe environment for all building occupants.
Why choose Asbestos Surveys Essex?
- Expertise and Experience: With years of experience in asbestos surveying and management, Asbestos Surveys Essex offers unparalleled expertise in handling all asbestos-related issues.
- Compliance with Regulations: We ensure that your property complies with all current asbestos safety regulations, protecting you from legal liabilities.
- Tailored Solutions: Understanding that each property is unique, we offer tailored solutions to meet your specific asbestos management needs.
- Peace of Mind: Our thorough approach provides property owners with peace of mind. Always ensuring that their property is safe and compliant.
Take a look through our completed Projects over the years to gain an idea of our professional approach and techniques.