Benefits of Asbestos Surveying
We cannot stress just how important an asbestos survey is if the presence of asbestos is suspected. Here are just a few reasons why you should book a survey if you’re in any way concerned:
- Protect Your Family’s/ Occupant’s Health
- Shield Yourself from Liability
- Comply with Legal Requirements
This is easily the most important benefit of an asbestos survey. Because asbestos can be harmful, even deadly, if inhaled, you must consider the safety of your family or the building’s occupants (tenants, employees, etc.). It’s never worth risking anyone’s health to save money, so if the property was built before 2000, request an asbestos survey.
It goes without saying, but if you don’t take steps to protect your employees, tenants, etc., then you leave yourself wide open to legal action. You are responsible for the safety of anyone who enters the building, even tradesmen and other professionals carrying out jobs on the premises.
If anyone is exposed to asbestos while inside the building, they could choose to take legal action against you. This is especially true if you approve re-modelling work or any sort of renovations that result in the asbestos fibres being dispersed into the air. So, if you own a non-domestic building, block of flats, etc., get it checked to protect yourself from liability.
Lastly, and crucially, it is a legal requirement for non-domestic properties. In fact, if you own a non-domestic property, there really is no choice in the matter. Failure to take these necessary steps could have dire legal consequences for you. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all local educational agencies to inspect school buildings for asbestos.
In addition, there are regulations in place to protect workers when impacting hazardous materials. Not to mention, a host of other laws govern asbestos present in a whole host of other non-domestic properties. In short, asbestos surveys and asbestos removal, Surrey customers, is in nearly all cases entirely compulsory. So, having a survey carried out will keep you legally compliant.