Today we are going to speak about a topic which is essential to any project prior to commencement of works on site which Asbestos. We will getting some expert input from Rianne Scott who we have worked on several projects with.
What is Asbestos?
Many people think that asbestos is manmade. It is not. Asbestos is the name for a variety of naturally occurring silicate minerals. These minerals or rocks form naturally and contain fibrous strands or asbestos fibres. These minerals and fibrous rock formations occur in many parts of the world.
Commonly used across such industries as construction and shipbuilding, mainly between the 1950s and the 1980s, the collection of naturally occurring silicate materials known as asbestos was finally banned altogether in the UK at the end of 1999.
The substance was once popular on account of such qualities as its high tensile strength, low thermal conductivity, flexibility, incombustibility, and resistance to chemical attack.
In more recent years, however, restrictions were imposed on the use of the material amid concerns about its association with the development of serious and potentially fatal diseases among many of the people who had come into contact with it.
These consequences led to the use of asbestos eventually being phased out altogether. However, with lethal asbestos fibres still being present in many buildings up and down the UK, it remains crucial to be alert to the different types of asbestos, and how to spot them so you can avoid any exposure to asbestos.
How can Oracle help with my asbestos refurbishment or demolition surveys?
Oracle Solutions are fully accredited by UKAS for all asbestos surveying including asbestos refurbishment surveys and asbestos demolition surveys. Oracle provides a full asbestos service which is delivered across the whole of the UK.
In addition to our asbestos survey services Oracle also provide the following services:
Asbestos air monitoring
Asbestos Removal & Disposal
Asbestos Contaminated Land Services
Asbestos Training & Face Fit Testing
Anthrax & Lead Testing
LSY Engineering Consultants Ltd and Oracle Asbestos are working on various refurbishment projects throughout London. Feel free to contact us if you require any help with your projects.