Asbestos Management Surveys near Hatch Warren
We complete all types of asbestos surveys in Hatch Warren and Basingstoke, including the ‘standard’ asbestos survey, which is called an Asbestos Management Survey – which used to be known as a ‘Type 2’ survey. This is a survey specifically designed to look for the presence of asbestos.
Asbestos can be very dangerous to our health if it is disturbed or not handled properly. When asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are disturbed or damaged, miniscule fibres are released into the air. These fibres can then be inhaled or ingested causing serious diseases, including:
- Mesothelioma: This is a cancer of the lining of the lungs and the lower-digestive tract.
- Asbestosis: This is a scarring of the lungs or pleural thickening.
- Lung cancer: Asbestos-related lung cancer is similar to other lung cancers caused by smoking or other causes.
Often when asbestos fibres are inhaled the symptoms of the diseases are not apparent for many years. It is impossible to know if asbestos is present, so by conducting an asbestos survey is the only way to be sure. On non-domestic properties, these are legal requirements set out in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The results can be used to compile a register of ACMs that are present. This is then used to produce an action an Asbestos Management Plan, which must be monitored on a regular basis