Asbestos Surveys Leeds

Welcome to PAC Asbestos Surveys Leeds, we offer an asbestos management service. We provide a huge range of asbestos surveys in Leeds to suit your individual requirements.

If you need any help with Leeds asbestos issues call 01422 324760 (Yorkshire) or 0161 327 0153 (Manchester).

Leeds Asbestos Surveys

Being a Leeds asbestos surveyor, we can get the job done quickly, so even if there’s an emergency on-site, you won’t be waiting long for it to be resolved.

  • Low cost 24 hour sample service
  • Management Surveys
  • Pre-refurbishment surveys
  • Demolition surveys
  • Re-inspection
  • Homeowners Surveys
  • Prospective Purchasers Surveys
  • Asbestos consultancy
  • Asbestos removal quotes
  • Asbestos related queries
  • FREE quotation service

Leeds Asbestos Assessment

We cater for all types of Leeds buildings.

See our blog for further information about your responsibilities.

If you need any help with Leeds asbestos issues call 01422 324760 (Yorkshire) or 0161 327 0153 (Manchester).

Where is asbestos found in Leeds?

Many Leeds buildings, built before 2000, will contain some form of asbestos. Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) include:

  • asbestos lagging used as thermal insulation on pipes and boilers
  • sprayed asbestos used for thermal insulation, fire protection, partitioning and ducts
  • asbestos-insulating board (AIB) used for fire protection, thermal insulation, partitioning and ducts
  • some ceiling tiles
  • floor tiles
  • cement roofing and guttering
  • textured coatings

Leeds Asbestos Management

A Leeds asbestos survey will provide you with accurate information on the location and amount of asbestos including the condition of asbestos-containing materials. It is important to note that the survey is not the end in managing asbestos in Leeds.

If you need any help with Leeds asbestos issues call 01422 324760 (Yorkshire) or 0161 327 0153 (Manchester).

What is the ‘duty to manage’ asbestos?

Dutyholders should know whether their premises contain asbestos, where it is and what condition it is in. Then they should ensure that they manage it properly.

They must assess and manage the risks from asbestos to employees and others. They must also ensure that anyone who is likely to work on, or disturb, asbestos is provided with information about its location and condition.

Leeds Asbestos Surveys

If you are involved in the management of a Leeds-based building and have any asbestos survey queries, give us a call and we will be able to help or point you in the right direction for advice.

If you need any help with Leeds asbestos issues call 01422 324760 (Yorkshire) or 0161 327 0153 (Manchester).

 Leeds Asbestos Report

PAC Asbestos Surveys will provide you with a written comprehensible usable report, which will detail whether remedial action is required. Our services include the following:

  • Management Survey
  • Pre-Refurbishment/Demolition Survey
  • Re-inspection
  • Service for Homeowners/Prospective Purchasers
  • 24-hour Sampling Service for Home/Business

If you need any help with Leeds asbestos issues call 01422 324760 (Yorkshire) or 0161 327 0153 (Manchester).

Leeds

Leeds is the UK’s fourth most populous area with over 2.6million people calling this wonderful city their home. It has one of the most diverse economies in the country and has the fastest growing private sector of any city in the UK. Leeds is known for being the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area. With its thriving economy, more and more businesses are coming to the city which means that more old buildings are being occupied. These buildings have an increased risk of asbestos being present and therefore needing to be inspected.

Leeds’ economy is one of the most diverse out of all of the UK’s main employment centres and has seen the fastest growth rate in the private sector out of any UK city. Leeds also has the third most jobs of any local authority in the UK and has over 480,000 people in employment and self-employment as of 2015. Leeds is served by four of the UK’s major universities has the fourth largest population of students of any major city. With these large numbers of people in employment and students, there are a great number of homes and businesses that could potentially be at risk of having asbestos in them.

Asbestos fibres when disturbed can cause cancer and those affected would be completely unaware for decades, so you need to get your premises tested as soon as possible. Even if you’re moving home into the area, your house may have asbestos if it is an older home that hasn’t been properly checked for its presence.

Asbestos Contractors Near Me

If you need an asbestos survey specialist in Leeds that is cost-effective and provides a high-quality service, then Pac Asbestos Surveys is the company for you. We are a local company who caters to Leeds and the surrounding area. Our aim is to provide you with the best service possible while causing minimal stress to you. We are well-known within the Leeds community and deal with happy domestic and commercial clients on a daily basis as more asbestos is discovered in places it shouldn’t be all the time and you never know if you might have it in your home or business.

Below you can see other areas we cover outside of Leeds for asbestos surveys. As we have offices in Halifax and Manchester, we are only an hour away from most major cities on the M62 corridor. We believe we are one of the best companies in the area for asbestos management and we are very responsive, so feel free to get in touch today.

If you need any help with Leeds asbestos issues call 01422 324760 (Yorkshire) or 0161 327 0153 (Manchester).

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral that is mined out of the ground. There are many, various kinds of asbestos strands. There are basically however three types that have been utilised industrially and they are called Amosite, Creosote, and Chrysotile. 

Until 1999, it was commonplace to implement asbestos throughout buildings, utilising it especially for (insulation purposes), for a vast scope of development purposes in both new and revamped structures. It was additionally utilised for building and electrical protection, primarily because of its solidity and extremely high resistance to fire. It was also added to lots of materials to give them fortitude as it was perceived to be an extremely amazing fiber to work with.

The broad use of Asbestos means therefore that there are numerous businesses, industrial and private structures that contain the substance, particularly in those cases where they were revamped or worked on before 2000. ACM, therefore, is the term commonly used to describe any asbestos-containing material.

Bearing this in mind it is highly likely, therefore, that it may very well may be found in the protective coating of pipes, old boilers, protection boards of old panels used to insulate storage heaters, floor tiles, overlaps, drains, roofs, entryways, carports and shed rooftops, water pipes, concrete rooftops, divider sheeting, concrete water tanks, concrete drains and drainpipes, roof tiles and protective sheets. This also applies to different items utilised around the home, as well as business and public structures. 

The dangers of asbestos:

It came to light eventually however that there was a major issue wherever it was used in buildings. The harmfulness of asbestos and its danger to human wellbeing became widely known.  As a result, implementing this dangerous material was no longer allowed and became vigorously limited and restricted since the 1980s, especially as all types could cause serious illness including mesothelioma.

At the point when a building has asbestos interwoven into its fabric if it ever becomes disturbed in any way, the strands can be released into the air. This can bring about extreme danger to people in that vicinity and can therefore seriously affect their well-being as they breathe it in! Since the Asbestos fibers don’t separate, this is what causes them to become ill. Their bodies react to this process and try to fight by causing malignant growths on the cells of the lungs. This is according to the broad exploration studies done by clinical researchers. This is what is referred to as mesothelioma. This is a deadly sickness and is brought about by exposure to Asbestos. The younger the person the more vulnerable they are to the asbestos fragments.

Exposure to this damaging substance can also cause asbestosis, which is a persistent respiratory illness. The lungs can become scarred because of breathing in these damaging strands. The side effects of asbestosis include difficulty breathing and a noisy sound coming from deep inside the lungs. It’s a terminal illness with no viable treatment accessible at present. 

The most well-known illness caused by exposure to this harmful substance works by breaking down the cells in the lungs and is responsible for many of the deaths that have taken place. This applies especially to smokers who have worked in close proximity to Asbestos. They are more at risk of the serious danger of experiencing a cellular breakdown in the lungs. The more exposure the higher the threat, especially as it can also cause lung cancer! In addition to that, It can literally take many years for any indication of a problem regarding Asbestos exposure. By the time it is realised it could be too late.

What is an asbestos survey?

In case you are situated in Leeds, Bradford, or anywhere else in Yorkshire and require an asbestos survey or asbestos testing, there are various companies that offer these vital services. These are done primarily to give all the information needed regarding the status of the presence of asbestos in any of the building premises. This equips and allows the relevant people to make informed decisions about whether it needs to be removed completely or simply contained.

Asbestos Surveys are done to study and review particular buildings’ premises which provides a clearer picture about the best way to deal with the presence of asbestos.

This survey is significant because it establishes what kind of Asbestos materials need to be dealt with, the state of the materials that contain it, and how much of it there is. An intensive examination of the premises will then highlight the data especially regarding the danger levels present. This will help to establish what the most appropriate plan should be, and what would therefore be the best way to move forward.

Trained surveyors come in and conduct a direct asbestos hazard appraisal and this is done whether the property is a private, or business property where they check the building or construction area thoroughly, to get a better idea of exactly what is the Asbestos status of the area.

A good Asbestos survey will provide advice regarding the following:

– The sort of asbestos present

– The area it affects

– The amount of it present

– The condition the asbestos is in

– What further action needs to be taken to rectify the situation if any is required. 

– Can it accidentally be disturbed or damaged?

– Does it pose a health risk to occupants if left within the premises? 

What type of Asbestos Survey do I need?

Surveys can vary greatly between properties, with numerous factors influencing the size, complexity, and type of survey required. The design, structure, and age of a property can all affect the amount and type of asbestos that is found within a premise. They should always be conducted by authorised trained professionals, who follow the guidance and guidelines provided by HSE and are proficient in assessing and dealing with any affected buildings in an effective and timely manner.

In the Leeds area, there are different types of asbestos surveys  that are often carried out, but essentially they can be broken down into two kinds:

Asbestos Management Survey – The reason for this kind of asbestos study is primarily to identify the presence of Asbestos including the materials in which it could be contained. They could become accidentally upset or harmed during ordinary inhabitance, building renovation, normal activities, any kind of maintenance, or just through the installation of new equipment. Any of these activities could end up dislodging the asbestos, causing health problems due to exposure. 

Asbestos surveys are regularly needed before a person decides to rent a property. This applies equally to perhaps a homeowner who just peace of mind that comes from the knowledge that the property is safe for habitation.

Apart from that, a business premise is required by law to ensure that they conform to the Asbestos Regulations act of 2012. An asbestos register will be required should an HSE executive pay the premises a visit.

The survey will help determine the best treatment for the asbestos-containing material, including removal, encapsulation, or leaving them in place. Any of these decisions will primarily be influenced by whether the asbestos-containing materials will potentially be disturbed or damaged during normal occupancy, and whether there is any risk to the occupants of the building.

In cases where asbestos is encapsulated or left in place, management surveys are conducted on an ongoing basis (at least once a year). This is vital to inspect and monitor the condition of the asbestos-containing material on the premises. This is also important to be able to keep a properties’ asbestos risk register up to date. During the follow-up of any management surveys, the register will be updated accordingly, regarding any details of the current condition of the asbestos. A note will be made of any additions regarding any new asbestos-containing materials that are found. Equally, this also applies to whether there have been any deletions made when asbestos-containing material has been removed from the premises.

The findings of a management survey will form the basis of a properties’ asbestos register. This register is a document that lists all of the records of any identified, or assumed, asbestos-containing materials within a particular building. It is then the responsibility of the building owner or duty manager to understand that they must ensure that the register is kept up to date, and is readily available at the building site, for easy reference.

Repair/removal Survey – An asbestos removal or restoration survey is more extensive and intrusive than a Management Survey. It is carried out and needed before any construction, redesign, refurbishment, or demolition work can be done, identifying all Asbestos present on the premises. This sort of survey is crucial because it will ensure that nobody is harmed as a result of unwittingly working with or near asbestos-containing material. It will make certain that any work carried out on or near the affected area will only be brought to completion by the right contractor at the right time, in the right way. 

The survey will include the location, condition, and type of asbestos-containing material found on the premises, both structural and within any equipment. These surveys often use intrusive and destructive methods to provide a complete analysis, as it aims to reach areas of the property that are likely to contain asbestos. 

To reduce timescales and costs, some repair and removal surveys can be restricted to just the areas directly affected by the repair or construction work. This will reduce the amount of time required to carry out the survey, and consequently how much it will cost, as a result of only checking out a smaller region of possible asbestos-containing material. 

As repair & removal surveys include asbestos disturbance, the area must be vacated during the inspection, and then certified fit for reoccupation after the survey. Before beginning such a survey, the surveyor should be provided with the site layout, building plans, architectural drawings, and building specifications, as well as information on any previous asbestos-related work that has already been carried out. 

After the survey, a report will be created which will include information on the location, presence, and extent of any asbestos-containing materials. It will also mention if the asbestos is in a dangerous state. Unless you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no asbestos present, an asbestos survey will be required. This should be conducted by a trained specialist because of the nature of the dangerous task involved. It is the responsibility of the duty manager, building owner, employer, and surveyor to understand the type of survey required, where the survey is needed, and what records will be created and kept for future reference. Asbestos surveys provide the foundation of any asbestos management plan, distinguishing every single asbestos issue that arises. 

Asbestos surveys are a beneficial venture to envisage any potential damage that could be caused to anyone in the area since asbestos is a very risky material and must be dealt with in an appropriate manner. The data contained inside the study makes it possible to know how best to proceed. One of the main objectives of these surveys is to assess the ability of asbestos-containing material to release dangerous asbestos fibers into the air if disturbed or damaged.

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Client Testimonials

  • 5 star review  I called Paul yesterday afternoon. He arrived on site at 9.00 am this morning, completed his investigation and emailed me the results of the lab test this afternoon. Couldn't have been more efficient and knowledgeable. Very good price too. Highly recommended.

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  • 5 star review  The service from PAC Asbestos Surveys Ltd excellent. The report was very efficient, clearly written. The company came within a short timescale. Will use them again. Ann Bolton, Managing Director, Hadley Interiors Ltd

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  • 5 star review  H&S Officer from Deluxe-beds LTD- we recently had an asbestos management survey done from PAC. not only was the price very reasonable, it was also value for money, the guys clearly worked hard, investigated every little detail, advised well and produced an absolute perfect survey report, Well above anything I expected.Our factory is very big, and I would have expected to have a difficult time working the report out, but i haven't and i will find it very easy to create the register and management plan. very professional, thank you!

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PAC can help you. PAC will provide you with a wide range of services to meet all your needs. So whether you are concerned about the textured coating or floor tiles to a domestic property to surveying premises prior to demolition our Independent Surveyors will provide you with a fast reliable, tailored service to meet your requirements.

With offices in Manchester and Halifax, we are within easy reach of most major towns and cities of West Yorkshire over to Lancashire, including. Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale.

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We offer fully qualified experienced surveyors who will assist you in your legal duty to manage asbestos in your premises. We operate Nationwide with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends to suit your needs.

PAC are qualified, insured and belong to the authorised bodies in the field:

BOHS membership

Full liability insurance

P402 qualified surveyors