The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 stipulate that, as a business owner or person/s responsible for commercial and non-domestic premises, you have a legal responsibility to manage and protect anyone accessing the site against asbestos risks.

Although a naturally occurring mineral, asbestos can be a deadly substance and requires careful risk assessment, management, and in some cases, removal. There are around 3000 products that contain some form of asbestos composite, contained in an estimated 500,000 buildings in the UK alone.

Wades Group is highly qualified in working with contaminated sites and buildings with a network of over 50 professionals. Three practical solutions are available to anyone concerned about asbestos to ensure full Health & Safety Regulations compliance. Solutions follow strict quality standards and are accredited by industry best practice procedures.

Asbestos Consultancy

Asbestos risks can develop at any given time through manmade or natural structural changes. The detection of asbestos doesn’t always mean the need for removal. In fact, some cases may cause further risk if a removal attempt is made.

Wades Group offer expert asbestos consultancy across a range of international industries. Consultancy advice will consider your environment, industry operation and budget, to provide an honest appraisal of risks and proposed management or removal requirements, whilst complying with current regulations.

We can recommend the next steps to match your circumstances and provide guidance on survey requirements and asbestos management.

The health and safety of all employees and members of the public at risk will be upheld at all times. Wades Group work in partnership with individual businesses and architects, developers, quantity surveyors, and building trades within the construction industry.

Contact us today to see how we can help guard against the harms of asbestos and ensure compliance. 0330 223 1162

Asbestos Management

Asbestos can be effectively managed by maintaining it within, or removing it from, materials such as pipework insulation, window panels, floor tiles, textured coating, soffits and fascias, roof cladding and sheets, and a host of interior and exterior building materials or contaminated equipment.

Following an asbestos survey, a fit for purpose management plan or removal solution can be applied. Wades Group can execute full project management of your asbestos needs from start to finish. Fully qualified professionals, proficient in H&S procedures, offer complete peace of mind and will keep you informed at all times.

A comprehensive scoping document and tender process will be managed, as will all commissioned labourers, document checks and final inspection and approval sign off.

Strict labelling, encapsulation and monitoring techniques, without the need to remove the substance, can manage some asbestos containing materials and structures. Should the asbestos be deemed dangerous, a suitable procedure will be implemented to safely remove all affected materials.

Safety and business continuity is upheld at all times with minimal disruption to your operation. A time schedule will be mapped along with regular updates to keep you conversant at every stage.

Asbestos Surveys

There are two types of asbestos survey.

An Asbestos Management Survey (previously known as a Type 2 asbestos survey) usually includes a combination of visual investigation and representative sample analysis collection to detect and identify asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommend this survey for ongoing enterprise.

A Refurbishment and Demolition Survey (previously known as Type 3 asbestos survey) will locate, sample and identify any ACMs prior to required maintenance, refurbishment or destruction works taking place. This survey will typically involve unoccupied premises.

Asbestos airborne fibres and material samples are tested in accordance with United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). All Wades Group staff are fully insured, trained, competent and hold extensive experience in the industry.

Your asbestos survey will be carried out by a qualified professional who will assess the risk of it being disturbed or the extent of any threat or damage it may incur.

A detailed survey report will outline a recommended course of action such as safety maintenance monitoring, encapsulation or complete removal. The recommendations will be in accordance to your individual circumstances and current legislation.

Erase asbestos concerns, call today. 0330 223 1162