The Decibel Scale
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Point of Reference
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Bristol - Commercial Asbestos Surveys - 0117 212 0189
The office that covers this area is: Cardiff
Each member of our asbestos team are holders of the BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) P402 qualification - the statutory proficiency certificate in 'Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos'. Our experienced and professional consultants are here to help so if you have any queries please call us on 0117 212 0189 or send your query to Asbestos-Survey@e2consultants.co.uk.
Our experienced asbestos team that covers Bristol are qualified asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveyors for industrial, commercial and domestic buildings. We can also undertake a Commercial EPC at the same time to provide you with a cost-effective package deal where needed.
What's Involved In An Asbestos Survey?
For an asbestos management survey, formally a type 2 survey, one of our surveyors will take small samples of suspected asbestos from a property to be sent to a lab for testing. They will also note each room in the building and the materials used in its construction - any area unaccessible will be marked as such to indicate the possibility of asbestos.
For a refurbishment/demolition, or type 3, survey, a more destruction method is used over a management survey, as the name suggests. One of our asbestos surveyors will use means such as drilling floor slabs or knocking through walls to access areas where planned work will be undertaken. This ensures that when the building is converted of knocked down that the next team in won't risk running into any asbestos that could be hazardous to their health and slow the project.
Where Can Asbestos Be Found?
- Toilet cisterns can contain asbestos-reinforced resin materials
- Insulation in floor and wall cavities, lofts and insulating boards
- Artex or similar decorative / textures coating on ceilings and sometimes walls
- External / internal wall panelling particularly around windows
- Water tanks can be made from asbestos cement and is often found in pre-1980 houses
- Flash Guards on fuse wires and panelling behind fuse boxes
- Sprayed fire insulation
- Floor tiles, mastics and sealants
- Pipe works, boilers, ducts and heat exchanges
Employers must undertake risk assessments before commencing work which exposes, or is liable to expose, employees to asbestos. This risk assessment must include:
- A plan of work detailing how the work is to be carried out
- Indication of any asbestos-related issues
- Provide solutions to these issues
- How to prevent exposure to asbestos or reduce it to as low a level as is reasonably practicable
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Reg 4) places an explicit duty on those responsible (the duty holder) for any commercial premises to identify and manage asbestos containing materials that may be present in the property.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals mined from rocks and used commercially for their desirable physical properties. The trade and use of asbestos has been restricted or banned in many jurisdictions in Bristol.
Though three types have been widely used in building materials there are actually types of asbestos. The main ones are Chrysotile (white), Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue). Blue is usually the most dangerous followed by brown and then white.
Our other services include:
BREEAM Credit Reports, SBEM Calculations (BER/TER), Sustainability Statements, DSM / Thermal Modelling, Room Integrity Testing, Part E / BB93, Environmental Noise, Commercial EPCs, Acoustic Testing, Workplace Noise, Commercial Air Testing, Asbestos Surveys, Fire Risk Assessment, Thermal, Display Energy Certificates,
Commercial Asbestos Surveys can also be known as:
Asbestos Survey, P402 Asbestos Survey, Commercial P402R Asbestos Survey, Commercial P402 Asbestos Survey, Asbestos Demolition Survey, Commercial Asbestos Survey, Asbestos Management Survey, Commercial Asbestos Demolition Surveys, Commercial Asbestos Refurbishment Survey, Asbestos Refurbishment Survey, P402R Asbestos Survey, Commercial Asbestos Management Survey,
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