All staff including management and sub-contractors have recently attended and passed Asbestos Awareness training and have been issued with the appropriate certificates.
Even in today’s society the inhalation of asbestos fibres are responsible for the deaths of around 4,500 people every year, which still makes asbestos responsible for more work related deaths than anything else.
Asbestosis, the most common condition resulting from exposure to asbestos particles is still a significant killer in the UK which makes asbestos awareness training critical for anyone that is likely to come into contact with asbestos in their working life and those managing people who are at risk.
Where is Asbestos Found?
Though asbestos is no longer used in the UK, it was very popular in the building industry in the 1950s, when it was discovered to be an effective insulation product and a great form of protection against fire and corrosion both in the home and in industrial buildings.
However asbestos was not actually banned in this country until 1999 which means that it can be found in a great many buildings built or repaired any time in the last half of the previous century.
Found in roofs, flooring, pipes, window panels, in fact almost anywhere where insulation is required, asbestos can be anywhere and is potentially lethal to anyone that is not fully trained in how to deal with it.
If you think you may have asbestos anywhere on your property, call us straight away – the sooner you remove all of it, the better.