There are three main types of asbestos fibres: blue, brown and white, and all are potentially harmful. Asbestos has been used for many years as a building material. If your home or work premises is more than 15 years’ old then it’s likely to contain materials made from asbestos.
Left untouched, asbestos poses no problem. The danger comes from cutting, drilling or disturbing materials made from asbestos. If disturbed, the fibres will be released, and therein lies the danger to public health.
Treating asbestos requires the use of trained asbestos professionals when conducting asbestos inspections. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 defines all aspects of asbestos management, and this involves carrying out asbestos inspections regularly to monitor the condition of the asbestos on a particular premises.
Hatch Consultancy offers independent asbestos inspections to clients throughout Devon and the south-west, ensuring the safety of all those working on the premises. The frequency of inspections is governed by the level of risk the asbestos poses. Accredited asbestos professionals will be able to conduct asbestos inspections in line with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, allaying any fears and making your premises a safe place to live or work.