National Asbestos Helpline 01875 813 999

Edinburgh/North Helpline 0131 566 0096 

London/South East Helpline 0207 127 5356

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Asbestos Surveys and Removals,  testing and sampling via our London and Edinburgh offices-
ASA can arrange and provide a full, bespoke, range of asbestos surveys and removals to all sectors. We cover all types of buildings throughout Edinburgh, London and the United Kingdom; including- Public, Private, Commercial, Industrial and Domestic properties. We have provided asbestos testing, asbestos removals and asbestos surveys to thousands of clients over the last 30 years. Contact ASA for all of your asbestos surveys and removals requirements.

If you are responsible for any Non-Domestic property within the United Kingdom, it is your legal duty to have put into practice reasonable steps to-

 Ascertain if there are any Asbestos Containing Materials (A.C.M.s) on the premises. Determine the type and condition of any such Asbestos materials. Presume materials contain Asbestos unless there is strong evidence to suggest otherwise.
Assess the risk of disturbance/exposure of any Asbestos Containing Materials.
Prepare and implement a written plan on how the risks are to be managed.
Monitor, review, and update the Asbestos management plan periodically.
These are just some of the duties under the new legislation if you are not sure if you are the Duty Holder or what TYPE OF SURVEY you require or would just like to know more about our services; contact ASA for all of your asbestos surveys & removals requirements.

Edinburgh-London Asbestos removal-
Asbestos Surveys & Advice Ltd can arrange and provide a fully comprehensive asbestos removal service to all sectors throughout Edinburgh & London.        We also serve the entire United Kingdom. Asbestos testing Edinburgh and Asbestos Testing London can be arranged by contacting our offices.

A little Asbestos background-
Asbestos is a silicate mineral and also a class 1 cancer-causing carcinogen. It was widely used in various types of building materials from the 1940s through to its total UK ban in 1999.
Asbestos removal through our London & Edinburgh bases is conducted in line with all the strictest up to date legislation and associated codes of practice. Many thousands of tonnes of asbestos materials have been removed from buildings over the last 40 years.  Despite this, asbestos is still located within thousands of buildings throughout London, Edinburgh and the rest of the UK.
Asbestos-containing materials-
The varying materials that contain asbestos range from; Roofing sheets and soundproofing to insulation, toilet cisterns and felts & bitumen, indeed literally hundreds of products had asbestos added to them for a variety of useful purposes including; Fire & Heat resistance, acoustics and strengthening of base products such as cement roofing sheets and vinyl floor tiles. Asbestos testing and sampling is usually required to ascertain specific asbestos type.

Some other typical asbestos-containing products include;
Floor coverings and adhesives, textured coatings (Artex or other trade names), sprayed coatings, Pipe insulation, cement rainwater goods, asbestos Insulating board (AIB) panels to ceilings, walls, boxing and beam cladding, electrical flash guards and breakers, asbestos ropes and fabrics, mastics and numerous bitumen based products. Some type of asbestos must only be removed by licensed asbestos removal contractors. Contact our Edinburgh or London office for advice or to arrange asbestos testing and sampling.

A little Asbestos History-
Asbestos was regarded, for many years, as an excellent material for these and other practical reasons and was installed in numerous Edinburgh buildings and indeed throughout the entire United Kingdom.
Although the first reported cases of asbestos-related health problems can be found as far back as the 1930s, it was not until the 1980s that direct action was taken on its usage, Firstly by a voluntary ban followed by legislation and eventual total ban in 1999. For these reasons, it is essential that asbestos located in any building in London, Edinburgh or the UK is managed in a safe manner or removed as per the current regulations.

Domestic areas covered by Asbestos regulations-
There are still numerous buildings within large cities such as Edinburgh where asbestos is located.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 only specifies requirements for Non-Domestic premises constructed before 1999. However, all buildings, including domestic premises, have the potential to contain asbestos. Communal areas of Domestic and residential properties in London, Edinburgh and all of the UK are covered by the regulations. They, therefore, require an asbestos assessment to comply with current legislation. The same Asbestos removal regulations apply to these areas as well.

ASA Edinburgh Asbestos-ASA London Asbestos-A company you can trust-
You can trust Asbestos surveys & advice to provide a fully professional and comprehensive service including; Asbestos management surveys, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos refurbishment surveys, Asbestos Demolition surveys,  Asbestos management plans and asbestos removal and remediation works through our HSE Licensed partners.
We have an unblemished record since formation, providing thousands of asbestos surveys and asbestos removals to all sectors throughout Edinburgh, London and all areas of the UK, are quality assured to ISO 9001:2008, fully insured (including PI) and have over 30 years experience in the field.

Edinburgh, London & UK Property owners-
If you are a property owner in Edinburgh and require asbestos removal or any asbestos-related service throughout Edinburgh, London or any part of the UK, Asbestos Surveys & Advice can assist. We cover all Edinburgh and London areas from our centrally based offices. We also cover the whole of the UK through our local, strategically located offices. We will always provide the most appropriate, cost-effective advice for any asbestos removals or asbestos queries that you may have. Asbestos testing and sampling may be required before we can advise.

Asbestos at work-
As part of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012), it is a requirement that anyone who is likely to come into direct contact with asbestos-containing material (ACM) through their work-related activities should have received some kind of asbestos awareness training. it is also a requirement to have an asbestos assessment in place prior to the commencement of any such works.                                        

Workers most at risk-
The group of people most likely to come in to contact with asbestos are normally associated with the maintenance or installation of services in buildings. They include, caretakers, plumbers, joiners and electricians, heating and ventilation engineers, fire and security alarm engineers and IT cable installers or engineers. 
This list is by no means extensive. If you have any concerns or queries over the type of activity or work procedure you undertake within a property please check on the HSE website. Alternatively, contact ASA for free advice at our London or Edinburgh office. Asbestos removal may be required before the works can be conducted-Always check. Asbestos testing may be required to confirm asbestos presence.

Why choose us for your Edinburgh, London and UK Asbestos removals and surveys-
Asbestos Surveys & Advice Ltd have maintained the highest standard of professionalism for over 30 years. We are well known and have a long-standing reputation with many companies and organisations throughout Edinburgh, London and the whole UK. ASA conducts Asbestos surveys, testing and can fulfil all of your asbestos-associated requirements in line with the Control of Asbestos regulations 2012 (CAR 2012)
Contact us for free advice for any Asbestos removal projects in Edinburgh, London or any area of the UK. We can provide a comprehensive bespoke package to fulfil any of your asbestos-related requirements from Asbestos removal to Asbestos testing and complete building/Site surveys. 

Edinburgh office hotline; 0131 566 0096-  London office Hotline; 0201275356