Asbestos can be found in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals, etc) and causes around 5000 deaths every year. That’s more than the number of people killed in road accidents!
It is a legal requirement for all non-residential properties to have an asbestos management plan in place in order to protect the health of workers undertaking maintenance on the property. Those responsible for working in commercial properties who fail to have a plan of action in place to deal with asbestos, and failure to put that plan into action can face a fine of up to £20,000 or up to 12 months imprisonment. Serious breaches of care over asbestos on premises can carry unlimited fines and / or imprisonment up to two years.
Whether responsible for commercial or residential premises, our asbestos removal experts will be able to help you understand what you should, and can do, to prevent asbestos being a problem. We can give you professional asbestos advice on the latest asbestos regulations and what your responsibilities are regarding asbestos safety.
Asbestos can be found in some surprising places in both residential and industrial properties. Take a look at our Where is Asbestos? page to see the likely places you may find it.
We offer FREE ADVICE to help you know where you need expert asbestos help, an asbestos survey and / or asbestos removal. We can help you comply with the asbestos legislation required for property maintenance and workers safety.