Asbestos exposure is currently the largest cause of occupational disease in the UK & Ireland, with over 3500 deaths per year at present, and set to rise to 10,000 by 2020. The Health & Safety Executive have identified those employed in the construction & allied trades as those most at risk.
With over 20 years industry experience, Elan Environmental Ltd can provide a wide range of asbestos management services & solutions, including asbestos identification services, management solutions and asbestos removal management & consultancy.
Services we provide include :
Management Surveys (previously Type 1 & 2 surveys)
A Management Survey is a standard survey used for the purposes of managing asbestos within properties. The survey often involves minor intrusive work and some disturbance to facilitate foreseeable maintenance and related activities and can involve a combination of sampling to confirm asbestos is present or presuming asbestos to be present. An assessment of the condition and ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way should also be undertaken for each ACM.
Refurbishment/Demolition surveys (previously Type 3 surveys)
A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The surveys are fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, eg when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.
Tailored Asbestos Management Plans, Policies & Procedures
With the experience of a wide variety of clients ranging from large corporations to small local businesses, Elan Environmental Ltd can provide a bespoke Asbestos Management Plan tailored to meet your individual needs. If asbestos containing materials (ACMs) have been identified within your premises, as the duty holder, you have a legal duty under The Control of Asbestos Regulations (NI) 2012 to prepare and implement a suitable Asbestos Management Plan. The development and implementation of the management plan is essential in controlling asbestos risk and in most cases, the asbestos survey will be the cornerstone of your Asbestos Management Plan.
Asbestos Monitoring & Management
If you have identified asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in your premises, then as part of your duty to manage, you are required to re-inspect each ACM on a regular basis regardless of its condition and location. Working closely with our clients, we can devise appropriate re-inspection programs, undertake the inspections and update your asbestos register accordingly. Where necessary, site drawings from the asbestos survey report can also be updated.
Preparation of Asbestos Remediation Specifications & Management of Works
Asbestos remediation often forms a major part of many refurbishment or demolition projects and can be a costly task. Elan Environmental can undertake the necessary work on your behalf to identify the best options and the right contractors.
Asbestos Awareness Training
Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (NI) 2012 states that 'Those persons who are liable to be exposed to asbestos whilst carrying out their normal everyday work should undergo Asbestos Awareness Training’. Elan Environmental Ltd can provide tailored awareness training solutions to suit your specific requirements.