Asbestos Removal Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes was built back in the mid 1960s when asbestos was still a popular construction material. It was used for tiling, lagging and corrugated roofing in housing projects across the UK. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the evidence of its hazardous nature became known to the public.
Asbestos is made up of microscopic fibres which can easily become airborne if it’s damaged or exposed. Breathing in asbestos is extremely dangerous to health because the fibres can get lodged deep in your lungs. Over time they can cause lung cancer, or mesothelioma.
This dangerous material was finally banned in 1999, but there are still thousands of homes which still contain asbestos. It’s important to find out if your home was constructed using asbestos, especially if you’re planning a refurbishment.
Amianto provides HSE licensed surveys which will determine whether asbestos was used in the construction of your home. Should we find asbestos, our removals team will carry out safe and efficient removal from your property in Milton Keynes.
If you are concerned, call Amianto, Milton Keynes on 01707 707050. We’re the local experts and we’ll survey your property straight away.
The lack of awareness around the hazards of asbestos has caused numerous tragic deaths. Over 5,000 people still die from work-related asbestos exposure each year in the UK. This makes asbestos the biggest current occupational health danger. If you own or manage commercial premises in Milton Keynes that were constructed between 1890-1990, it’s your responsibility to find out if asbestos was used in its construction.
Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material, that can be fatal if inhaled over a period of time. As such, it’s a danger in the workplace that needs to be responsibly addressed. Amianto HSE licensed asbestos removals has the expertise and skills required to survey your premises, report on findings and manage or remove any asbestos we find.
The majority of Milton Keynes properties were built between 1960-70, which means that they are highly likely to contain asbestos in one form or another. In many cases the asbestos will be inert. This means that it’s undamaged and therefore safe. Where there’s damage, or construction works are planned which would disturb it, the substance needs to be removed and carefully managed.
Amianto conducts comprehensive asbestos surveys on Milton Keynes properties. Testing will determine whether Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are present in the fabric of the building. The report will also show whether the fibres are likely to become airborne.
Contact Amianto Asbestos Removals in Milton Keynes for a Prompt Asbestos Survey
When working with asbestos, training, skills and experience are required to ensure the safety of the site, and the removals process. The Amianto team is licensed to carry out:
1. Surveys and Testing. The initial task of the team is to discern whether or not Asbestos Containing Materials are present. If any traces are found, samples will be sent to UKAS accredited labs for analysis. The subsequent report will determine whether removal is necessary.
2. Removal and Monitoring. If hazardous materials are discovered, the site will be cleared and sealed. Leak testing is carried out throughout the removals process to ascertain the integrity of the seal.
3. Post Removal. Once your Milton Keynes premises have been cleared of asbestos, the Amianto team will carry out another survey. This includes a visual inspection, and air monitoring to test that the environment now meets with the ISO17025 standard.