Asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveys, asbestos consultancy, bulk sample analysis, project management and asbestos removal.

SURVEYING

BULK SAMPLE
ANALYSIS

REMOVAL

CONSULTANCY

AIR MONITORING

TRAINING

SURVEYING

The key to managing asbestos is to:
  • Find its location
  • Find its type through laboratory testing
  • Ascertain its condition
  • Establish how much of the material you have
This can be achieved by carrying out one of the following surveys:
Management survey:

This is the standard asbestos survey that should be carried out for the continued management of asbestos in premises. The purpose of the survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building and assess their condition. The survey will primarily involve sampling and analysis to confirm the presence or absence of ACMs.

Refurbishment & Demolition survey:

This type of asbestos survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The survey will involve intrusive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all locations, including those that may be difficult to reach.

Refurbishment work may vary from relatively small scale works to large projects. The survey is primarily designed to identify ACMs so that they can be removed in preparation for refurbishment or demolition.

BULK IDENTIFICATION
AND SAMPLING

There are three types of asbestos commonly found, which are Chrysotile, Amosite and Crocidolite. Asbestos products have a varying degree of hazard associated with them, which is determined by the type of material and the asbestos content. Using the asbestos bulk identification service it is possible to identify the type of fibres in the sample and the approximate percentage present. Once the type of asbestos has been established a specific course of action can be recommended to the customer.

ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Asbestos removal is split in to three different categories. These are:
  • Non-Licensed None Notifiable
  • Non-Licensed Notifiable
  • Licensed Notifiable

BESA Group Ltd offer the full range of asbestos removal services.

CONSULTANCY

BESA Group consultants offer our clients the high level of professional service they require along with that unique personal touch.

We have experience in working with large multi-national clients with thousands of properties to consider, right through to small to medium sized businesses.

Whatever your business size you can be sure that we have the skills to meet your asbestos enquiries.

AIR MONITORING

After removing, working with asbestos containing materials or responding to an incident, it is important to know that your work area is clean and safe.
We provide a full range of asbestos air monitoring services to deliver peace of mind that your asbestos removal work has been handled responsibly.

TRAINING

Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 states that "Those persons who are liable to be exposed to asbestos whilst carrying out their normal everyday work should undergo Asbestos Awareness Training."

Asbestos awareness training is essential for employees whose work has the potential to expose them to asbestos. This is basically anyone who is likely to disturb the fabric of a building in any way such as drilling, chasing out etc.

The main groups of workers that are deemed to be at risk from asbestos exposure and therefore the groups most requiring asbestos awareness training are as follows:

  • General Maintenance Staff.
  • Electricians, Plumbers & Gas Fitters.
  • Construction & Demolition Workers.
  • Joiners and Plasterers.
  • Computing & Telecommunications Engineers.
  • Heating & Ventilation Engineers.
  • Roofers.
  • Architects & Building Surveyors.
  • Fire & Burglar Alarm Installers.
Asbestos removal training:

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 prevents anyone from removing Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) unless they have receive the correct training which details how such work should be undertaken.

Here at BESA Group we have prepared a customised course that enables people to remove non-licensable ACMs. It is designed as an extension to our Asbestos Awareness Training, which is a mandatory requirement for anyone liable to be exposed to Asbestos.

IN A NUTSHELL

What's the risk?

Exposure to asbestos may increase the risk of contracting asbestosis, other nonmalignant lung and pleural disorders, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other cancers.

What does the Law Say?

http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/regulations.htm

What do the HSE Say?

http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/faq.htm

How does this affect me?

Workers involved in refurbishment, maintenance and other similar trades, could be at risk of exposure to asbestos during their work. This includes:

  • Heating and ventilation engineers
  • Demolition workers
  • Carpenters and joiners
  • Plumbers
  • Roofing contractors
  • Painters and decorators
  • Plasterers
  • Construction workers
  • Fire and burglar alarm installers
  • Shop fitters
  • Gas fitters
  • Computer and data installers
  • General maintenance staff eg caretakers
  • Telecommunications engineers
  • Architects, building surveyors, and other such professionals
  • Cable layers
  • Electricians
This list does not include all occupations at risk from potential exposure to asbestos.
What to do next?

If you feel you may be at risk or could be working in an area that could potentially expose you or your employees to asbestos or just require more information on asbestos, please call 01522 244562 and speak to one of our experienced team to discuss.

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