Asbestos was once ubiquitous in both domestic and commercial construction in the UK. Since the profound health risks associated with asbestos came to light, British businesses have been engaged in the ongoing task of identifying and managing asbestos risk. Every employer has the legally defined responsibility to protect their staff, occupants and visitors from the health risks that result from exposure to asbestos, in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. At Marpal, our professionally trained asbestos management team can help you identify asbestos on your site, assess the level of risk, manage or conduct safe removal as required.

Who is it for?

Our services are targeted at building owners, employers or those who are responsible for managing construction, maintenance or repair works on a building or structure.

What we offer you:

We offer a range of asbestos management services all aimed at identifying and reducing risk.

Asbestos surveys: The key phase in the management of asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). Marpal can accomplish this by carrying out an Asbestos Survey. The type of survey conducted will be dependent upon the nature and the activities being carried out, or the proposed activities within your premises. There are two types of survey:

  • Management Surveys
  • Pre Demolition/Refurbishment Survey

All Asbestos Surveys are all carried out in accordance with HSG264 (Asbestos: The Survey Guide). All our surveyors are P402 Asbestos Surveyor qualified.

An Asbestos Survey Report will be prepared following each survey. The report will assist the building owner/occupier to manage asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) in their premises. Where asbestos containing materials are identified we will include recommended remedial actions to be undertaken to mitigate any risks to those occupying the premises.

Asbestos management plans;

Your duties don’t end once an asbestos management survey has been carried out, there is a duty to manage. As part of our services we will manage asbestos on your premises by preparing an Asbestos Management Plan. The overall aim is that all asbestos containing materials, through inspections, re-inspections, remedial or removal works are effectively managed and risks of exposure reduced. Our typical Asbestos Management Plans will contain the following information:

i) Company Asbestos Policy & Procedures
ii) Asbestos Survey Reports
iii) Live Asbestos Register
iv) Asbestos Re inspection Forms
v) Register of Acknowledgement

Asbestos re inspections: To manage the risks from the presence of asbestos, Marpal will carry out periodic re-inspections at every property where asbestos containing materials are known to be present, to ensure that they have not been disturbed and are still in a safe condition. During each re-inspection, the Asbestos Surveyor will complete an Asbestos Management Re-inspection Form and provide details of any recommendations (i.e. a recommendation for repair, encapsulation or removal).

Asbestos abatement works – Should a potential contamination be identified due to the release of asbestos fibres during an Asbestos Management Survey, an Asbestos Re inspection or simply during normal occupancy, the building manager/owner will be notified immediately and access to the affected area restricted. Marpal will project manage any asbestos abatement works from the initial planning phase right through to completion, ensuring that the works are carried out safely, efficiently with minimal disruption and in accordance with current legislation.

Asbestos awareness training: We offer a half day training course designed to make your team aware of the dangers associated with asbestos. Marpal provide a comprehensive ½ day Asbestos Awareness Course for those who are liable to disturb asbestos while carrying out their normal everyday work, or who may influence how work is carried out.

Our course is aimed at any professional or trades man, including:

  • General Maintenance Workers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Joiners
  • Painters & Decorators
  • Construction Workers
  • Heating & Ventilation Engineers
  • Architects
  • Building Surveyors

The benefit to you:

In the course of their work, many construction professionals are likely to come across asbestos. It is critical that when this happens your team are fully equipped to know what to do to avoid potentially lethal contamination and to ensure continuation of the project as soon as possible.

Are you concerned with asbestos?

Take action today to ensure your employees and projects are protected from the dangers of asbestos. To find out more about organising a site survey or management program, or to book your team onto one of our asbestos awareness courses, get in touch today for more information and a free quote.

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