Renewed interest in asbestos has heightened awareness for the necessity of asbestos survey in Liverpool prior to demolition of old structures. Tradesmen and construction workers are often diagnosed with the two asbestos related conditions called Mesothelioma and Asbestosis. Before asbestos was identified as the culprit for these cancer related conditions, workers continued to be exposed to the dangerous fibres of this material. Sadly, asbestos in the lungs becomes more dangerous as additional fibres are added over the years. New cases of Mesothelioma and Asbestosis will continue to rise until 2020. Physicians believe it takes 20 to 30 years for asbestos exposure to lead to the two diseases.
The year 2020 will be the peak of new diagnosis with a dramatic drop in the years that follow. This would coincide with the years that retraining occurred and asbestos began to be treated with new safety regulations. After asbestos was identified as a major contributor to Mesothelioma, regulations changed for the cutting and removal of asbestos (1974). Professionals who remove asbestos building materials from old homes must now be certified. In Liverpool, an asbestos survey can be undertaken pre-demolition by Fibresafe professionals who are trained and certified in the removal and demolition of asbestos construction materials. Our professionals are qualified to conduct predemolition surveys and remodeling surveys to assess the exact procedures necessary to safely remove asbestos from older buildings in Liverpool.
Competence for asbestos construction materials includes receiving qualified instruction to develop sufficient knowledge regarding specific tasks required. The risks associated with the demolition and removal of asbestos materials are serious, and Fibresafe takes all asbestos surveys in Liverpool seriously. Survey professionals are free to conduct surveys with independence, impartiality, and integrity. Refurbishment and demolition surveys must be completed before construction work begins according to regulations established in 1974. The surveys are intrusive and will damage walls and structures believed to be associated with asbestos. If you suspect asbestos may be in your home’s original construction materials, please call Fibresafe for an evaluation of your home.