With over 20 years industry experience, Elan Environmental Ltd is a leading provider of asbestos services in Belfast and across Northern Ireland, including asbestos consultancy and asbestos management surveys.
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.
Asbestos services we provide include :
Asbestos Management Surveys (previously Type 1 & 2 Asbestos Surveys)
An Asbestos Management Survey is the starting point of your asbestos management plan, and is the standard survey that is required to manage asbestos within properties. Elan Environmental Ltd have an experienced team of asbestos surveyors working across Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Asbestos Management Surveys seek to identify the location of any asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in your building. This can involve taking samples in presumed locations to confirm the presence of asbestos. Following this, asbestos testing will assess the condition of any ACMs and determine their ability to release fibres into the air if disturbed.
Once all of the information has been gathered, an Asbestos Register will detail the results of your survey, containing the location amount and condition of any asbestos containing materials within a building.
Asbestos surveys often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbances to facilitate foreseeable maintenance and related activities.
Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys (previously Type 3 Asbestos Surveys)
A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of asbestos survey is used to create a report that will locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all asbestos-containing materials in the area where the refurbishment work will take place, or in the whole building in the case of demolition.
This type of asbestos survey is fully intrusive and involves 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 - for example, when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.
Asbestos Monitoring & Management
If you have identified asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within 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 on a consultancy basis, we can devise appropriate re-inspection programs, undertake these asbestos inspections and update your asbestos register accordingly. Where necessary, site drawings from the asbestos survey report can also be updated.
With over 20 years of experience in providing asbestos services to businesses of all sizes, our team of environmental consultants has the knowledge and expertise to provide consultancy on any asbestos concerns you may have. If you have concerns about asbestos in your property, we can recommend the course of action that should be taken.
As well as being able to carry out an Asbestos Survey for your business, we will consult and advise you on the process of compliance and ongoing management of asbestos in any buildings you manage, and even recommend appropriate training for your employees.
Tailored Asbestos Management Plans, Policies & Procedures
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.
With experience assisting a range of clients, from large corporations from small local businesses, Elan Environmental Ltd has the expertise to provide a bespoke Asbestos Management Plan, tailored to your individual needs.
In most caes, an Asbestos Survey will be the conerstone of your Asbestos Management Plan, and our team will work alongside you through the development and implementation of this management plan, allowing you to control the asbestos risk effectively.
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 Ltd 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.