Asbestos awareness in Northwich is vitally important. It is a common misconception that asbestos and its related diseases only affect those who worked with it in the past. As asbestos was regarded as the ‘wonder’ building material, known for some of its excellent properties, it was extensively used in building materials. Unfortunately, it was later discovered how dangerous asbestos fibres are, and the role they play in a number of incurable diseases. Many people who came into contact with airbourne asbestos fibres developed diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
As a property owner in Northwich, asbestos awareness is your responsibility. This is known as ‘the duty to manage’, and it is contained in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It requires you, as the dutyholder to take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in the premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in. It also requires you to prepare a plan for how the asbestos will be managed and to inform the tenants of the building of the plan. As a responsible asbestos removal company, we know the dangers of exposure to asbestos. We aim to make a substantial difference to the environments where you work and live, by helping to create healthy surroundings for both businesses and homes.
As part of a programme for asbestos awareness in Northwich, we can assist with the crucial first step of providing an asbestos survey. Here we will determine the amount of asbestos-containing materials on your property, its location and how best to remove it. We will also compile a comprehensive management plan in which we provide information on how we will deal with the problem of asbestos. If you would like more information about asbestos awareness, contact Asbestos Associated. You will also need to ensure that any staff or handymen working in your building know that they should stop and seek advice when they come across suspect fibrous materials. Don’t let the threat of asbestos-related disease become a reality and ensure you work with a trusted and known company to ensure its safe removal and disposal.