Gully Howard Technical offer a variety of Asbestos services to help clients safely manage any potential asbestos containing materials and comply with legislation. We provide a comprehensive service that can be tailored to each individual clients’ requirements.
If you own, use or modify commercial or domestic premises, you may well have a responsibility to manage asbestos within those buildings, and therefore must comply with the legislation below.
There are four important main pieces of legislation that are applicable:
- Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
This legislation places a great deal of responsibility on duty holders, employees, employers, contractors and clients to ensure all practicable measures are taken to minimise exposure of asbestos containing materials (ACMs).
Asbestos specialist Gully Howard Technical offer a broad range of Asbestos Services including:
Surveys are designed to identify, risk asses and recommend any further actions required. Asbestos surveys will be tailored to the specific needs of the client by consultation prior to survey, to establish the exact nature of the requirements. All surveys are carried out in accordance with HSG 264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide. Asbestos Surveys include: Management Survey, Pre-Refurbishment Survey and Pre-Demolition Survey. Read more here.
Consultancy and advice is offered in all aspects of asbestos management. We can help ensure all activities to manage the presence of asbestos are undertaken such as; designing a strategy to periodically inspect and monitor known ACMs, maintenance of known materials or facilitating removal if deemed necessary.
We offer extensive training courses related to asbestos, ranging from basic awareness to complex management training. Our courses can be delivered bespoke to large organisations or available to individuals wishing to gain additional qualifications.
Gully Howard Technical provides all aspects of asbestos related air testing for both tendered and private clients alike. Services include simple reassurance monitoring and full four-stage clearance testing for re-occupation, right through to the overseeing of entire projects.
Gully Howard Technical analyse all the samples it receives in our purpose built UKAS Accredited laboratory using the approved methods of Polarized Microscopy as per the Health and Safety Executives guidance published in the HSG 264: The Analysts Guide.
Our in-house, ISO Accreditedlaboratory enables to safely perform asbestos detection, including material analysis, fibre Detection and counting, and the colour change test. Read more here.
Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment as bundles of fibres that can be separated into thin, durable threads. It has been used in the building and construction industry in a variety of forms, from strengthening cement and plastics as well as for insulation, roofing, fireproofing and sound absorption.
If products containing asbestos are disturbed, tiny fibres are released into the air. When the fibres are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs and remain there for a long time. Over time, these fibres can accumulate and cause scarring and inflammation, which can affect breathing and lead to serious health problems including mesothelioma. The symptoms of asbestos related diseases may not become apparent for many decades after the exposure occurred.
For Further details about asbestos, dangers, health effects and more please visit our Asbestos FAQ page.
Bookings and Enquiries
For further information about any of the Asbestos services that we provide, please contact us at: Enquiries@ghtechnical.com / 023 9272 8040.