Asbestos – The Facts

Asbestos is a silent killer. Being exposed to it can kill. Here are some facts that everybody needs to know. 

  • A recent Parliamentary report has estimated that an astonishing 75%  of schools in England and Wales contain the material, according to The London Evening Standard (09.09.2014). Read more about asbestos in schools.
  • The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) campaign, “Asbestos: The Hidden Killer”, has revealed that 20 tradesmen a week in the UK die from asbestos damage to their lungs. Workers are still being exposed to the substance even though it’s been banned. 
  • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Jewson, UK supplier of timber and building materials, have joined forces to help warn tradesmen of the dangers of asbestos.

 The following trades are at risk and the list is not exhaustive

  • Heating and ventilation engineersAsbestos safety kit
  • Demolition workers
  • Carpenters and joiners
  • Plumbers
  • Roofing contractors
  • Painters and decorators
  • Plasterers
  • Construction workers
  • Fire and burglar alarm installers
  • Shop fitters
  • Gas fitters
  • Computer and data installers
  • General maintenance staff eg caretakers
  • Telecommunications engineers
  • Architects, building surveyors, and other such professionals
  • Cable layers
  • Electricians

The Health and Safety Executive have a wealth of information that anyone concerned about asbestos should read. Click for HSE asbestos information.

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Call if you require an asbestos surveyor. We also have a 24 hour sampling service.We also cover Leeds  BradfordHuddersfieldHalifax, and Wakefield.

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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

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