As a property owner or manager, you may need an asbestos survey.
For over 13 years, we've worked with individuals and businesses to carry out comprehensive asbestos surveys. The survey acts as a basis of information on the presence of asbestos containing materials with a premises.
During the mid-to-late 20th century, developers used asbestos for many different reasons, including in insulation products and even in wall coatings. However, we now know that the substance presents a significant risk to public health, with over 5,000 asbestos-related deaths reported in the UK each year.
An asbestos survey is now a legal requirement in a number of circumstances, including the ownership, refurbishment or demolition of a building built before 2000; while properties built between the 1950s and mid-1980s have the highest prevalence of asbestos-containing materials.
An asbestos survey includes both management of asbestos-containing materials, as well as recommendations for any remedial actions.
Remember, the risk of incorrect or improper removal of asbestos-containing materials is not worth taking. Asbestos has been proven to cause respiratory disease and even cancer, while the legal implications of such negligence can be huge. Nichol Associates is UKAS accredited; the only UK accrediting body testing the quality control procedure in the asbestos surveying industry. Therefore, you can trust us to carry out a full and thorough survey of your property, making sure the environment is safe for all involved.
To comply with the Management of Health and Safety and Work Regulations, and ensure our clients receive the highest quality surveying, we arrange for a minimum of two asbestos surveyors to work on a project at any given time.
Once we have completed the asbestos survey, we take all samples to our on-site laboratory for analysis. Our well-equipped laboratory is managed by a team of experienced Technical Managers and Laboratory Analysts with over 20 years’ experience in the field.
The facility is located at our headquarters in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, and is accredited for the Analysis of Asbestos Containing Materials and our experienced team of Technical Managers and Laboratory Analysts are trained to BOHS P401 standards.
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At Nichol Associates, we’re proud to use the latest technology when undertaking asbestos surveying; this allows us to deliver both accurate and efficient service to all clients, ensuring peace of mind all round.
On-site, our expert surveyors use bespoke handheld PDA technology and TEAMS software to provide consistency and efficiency when undertaking the asbestos survey procedure. We’re able to acquire high-quality results for every client every time.
Meanwhile, at the lab our Technical Managers and Laboratory Technicians have access to state-of-the-art equipment, allowing us to deliver results within four hours on the same day or over a long period, depending on your requirements.
Although asbestos is not a recent issue, the growth of new technologies has allowed us to develop processes that further instil confidence and reassurance in our clients, whatever their needs.
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