You do not have to be worried if you have found that your property contains asbestos. Asbestos will only become a risk to your health if it is released into the air and you have breathed it in. So to prevent this from happening, call us to come and inspect your property if the asbestos needs removing.
Duty holders – if you are responsible for repairing or maintaining non-domestic premises, then you are required by law to actively manage any asbestos in these buildings. This will provide a practical way to identify, prioritise and properly plan what cause of actions can be taken to manage any risks that are found.
If the asbestos containing materials has been assessed and it has been seen to be in good condition and it is not likely to be disturbed or damaged then it can be left exactly where it is and maybe monitored every so often.
However, if it is found that any asbestos is in poor condition or it is highly likely that it could be damaged while the building is in normal use, then it will need to be sealed, enclosed or it will have to be completely removed as soon as possible.
The people that are considered more at risk of the exposure to asbestos fibres are any maintenance workers and tradesmen who could disturb the materials while they are working inside the buildings during the course of the day. It is important that precautions are taken to ensure that these people do not put themselves at risk by being aware of the asbestos and by wearing protecting clothing and specialist masks while they are working.