Asbestos Surveys, Testing & Analysis UK

At Safe Strip UK, we provide UKAS accredited Asbestos Surveys, Testing and Analysis for commercial, residential and industrial properties throughout the UK in accordance with HSE guidelines.

Identify The Presence of Asbestos and Take Action Today

Safe Strip UK are here to help you match the legal obligations of your business or home.

If you have reason to believe asbestos is present on your property, it’s essential that you act today and prevent putting yourself or others at risk of being exposed to harmful asbestos fibres. The presence of asbestos does not always result in removal as asbestos can often be monitored, contained, and managed to remove or reduce the risk to a reasonable level.

Our affordable and comprehensive asbestos surveys are the ideal solution to help you identify the presence and type of asbestos in your property so that it can be contained and managed safely without causing disruption.

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We ensure that our clients have a safe place to live or work

As a one of the UK’s leading specialist asbestos companies, Safe Strip UK have continued to invest in memberships, accreditations, and specialised training for over 30 years. The knowledge and experience gained in these years signifies our award-winning level of competence in one of the UK’s most regulated industries.

Asbestos regulations can often seem complex, however the survey team at Safe Strip UK can provide extensive advice within all areas of asbestos management, with all surveys produced in an easy-to-understand format.

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CHAS Licence to undertake work with Asbestos
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Residential Asbestos Surveys

Often mixed with other materials, asbestos can be extremely difficult to identify in your home. If your home was built before the year 2000, and you’re planning refurbishment, renovation or demolition works, its essential that you test for asbestos before any work commences.

The survey team at Safe Strip UK will travel to your property and collect samples that will be tested and analysed for any asbestos containing materials at a UKAS-accredited lab. This is a cost effective and fast solution to identify the presence of asbestos and create an action plan for its safe containment or removal. At Safe Strip UK, we pride ourselves on acting with the utmost professionalism and diligence when dealing with all clients.

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Commercial Asbestos Surveys

As a property owner, you can be fined or even imprisoned for ignoring asbestos related problems on your premises. As a landlord, tenant or letting agent of a commercial property in the UK, you are responsive for managing asbestos. The Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012 states that all commercial buildings must have an Asbestos Management Plan in place.

The common mistake many commercial property owners make is thinking that completion of a standard Asbestos Management Survey complies with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. However, there are further steps that must be implemented such as training, management planning and review. For many property owners this can be dauting as they don’ have the qualifications or time to undertake this activity.

This is where Safe Strip UK can help. As a leading UK asbestos management specialist, our team can manage all your asbestos requirements, taking away the stress and pressure that comes with asbestos.

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Identifying asbestos and providing cost-effective solutions for its removal

There are three different types of asbestos survey that can be carried out as well as compliance reinspection’s. The type of survey required depends on your asbestos management plan and your plans for the property. Safe Strip UK will recommend the most appropriate and cost-effective solution based on your unique requirements.

Asbestos Management Survey
An asbestos management survey is the standard survey used to recognise the presence of asbestos containing materials that are at risk of being damaged or disturbed and assess their condition. This type of survey addresses the possibility of hazard to your health and forms the structure of an Asbestos Management Plan. An asbestos management survey causes only minor disruption.
Refurbishment & Demolition Surveys
A refurbishment or demolition survey is needed prior to any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out on your property. During these types of surveys, our team will review all areas where potential refurbishment work will be carried out, or the whole building if demolition is planned. These surveys will cause slight disruption and damage to all areas that need assessed.
Asbestos Re-Inspection Surveys
If Asbestos containing materials are in good condition, or have been sealed, and are at low risk of being disturbed, they are often left in place and managed safely. This can be a safer option than disturbing and removing them. The condition of these asbestos materials will need regular assessment, with the results recorded through the annual asbestos re-inspection survey.
Asbestos Risk Assessments
If your renovations or building work is likely to disturb or damage an asbestos containing material, you must ensure that an asbestos risk assessment is carried out. During an asbestos risk assessment, our team will examine the potential risks to health and identify the precautionary measures that are needed to ensure the environment is a safe place to work.
Asbestos Bulk Sampling & Testing
It’s not always necessary to complete a full asbestos survey to identify asbestos within your property. Safe Strip UK can travel to your premises and safely collect samples that can be analysed for asbestos containing materials. Sample results can be supplied in a simple bulk analysis report or a detailed sampling report containing photos and plans depending on your needs.
Emergency Asbestos Testing
Discovering the possible presence of asbestos in your property can be worrying and cause concern that its presence could put your project deadline in jeopardy. Safe Strip UK provide an emergency rapid response division, giving our clients peace of mind that the presence of asbestos will never hold up their project. We provide a 24/7 call out service making sure each project runs smoothly.

Why Choose Safe Strip Uk?

By focusing on our clients requirements we are able to provide a first class service to ensure that clients comply with The Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Health & Safety

Safe Strip UK holds a full Health and Safety Executive (HSE) licence to undertake work with asbestos right across the UK. All asbestos is disposed of through the correct and legitimate channels, with all operatives trained beyond the requirements of The Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Private and Public Sector Experience

Our management team have over 30 years of experience working across both the private and public sectors. This gives us a greater understanding of all environments, which enables us to supply an efficient and cost effective solution for all.

Rapid Response Division

We offer a rapid response division which gives all our clients a 24/7 call out service. This gives peace & mind to our clients, knowing that in the event of an emergency we are on hand to make the situation as smooth & trouble free as possible.

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Asbestos Surveys Case Studies

We undertake all types of asbestos related projects regardless of size including minor repair work to damaged ACM’s as well as major asbestos removal work where enclosures and controlled conditions are required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If have any further questions just get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Anyone can be at risk from asbestos exposure, however those working in the building industry are more commonly affected. Most victims who suffer from asbestos related diseases have worked in building trades including builders, carpenters, joiners, plumbers, electricians, demolition workers and more. Either they were exposed to asbestos fibres in their daily work with asbestos materials or work with asbestos was being carried out near them.
Asbestos was commonly used in buildings in places like: Insulation, Interior Wall Paint, Ceilings, Wood Stoves and Fireplaces, Window Putty, Garden Sheds and Garages, Drywall, Floor Tiles, Carpet Underlay, Water Heaters, Air Condition or Heating Ducts, Asbestos Cement Pipes, Boiler and Pipe Insulation.

Having established the presence of asbestos you will need to carry out a risk assessment and create an asbestos management plan in accordance with HSE guidelines which must determine whether the work to be carried out is licensed or non-licensable work. All licensable work must be notified to the appropriate enforcing authority depending on the nature of the premises and must be worked on by a fully licensed contractor with the appropriate training and protective equipment.

While removing Asbestos, the team at Safe Strip UK will ensure the asbestos related area is sealed off using polythene to create an airtight enclosure which contains the asbestos airborne fibers. Controlled wetting techniques are the then undertaking such as spraying, injection with needles or using a sealant to restrict the release of asbestos fibres.

The contaminated waste is then securely bagged and sealed in asbestos waste sacks, appropriately labeled, and safely transported to a specialist asbestos related disposal site.

Once the asbestos waste has been removed from the site, all surfaces in the sealed containment area are cleaned and vacuumed to remove any remaining debris. Once the work has been completed, the team at Safe Strip UK will arrange for a UKAS accredited laboratory to undertake inspection off the area, before dismantling of the enclosure.

Its important that you don’t touch the suspect area and if possible, secure the area to make sure no other person can encounter the material. Call our team immediately on 0191 5121 046 to arrange an inspection, especially if you’re planning any DIY or renovation work.

If you have already disturbed or damaged asbestos through decorating, it’s important that you don’t attempt to clean the area up yourself. Using a vacuum for example may cause more harm than good by causing the fibers to spread more rapidly. You should get everyone out of the area as soon as possible and close the door on that area or room. If someone was in close contact with the damaged material, you should remove your clothing, place it inside a bin liner and shower off as soon as possible.

Call our team as soon as possible and we will arrange for someone to assess the situation and advise on how to proceed.

It can be difficult to identify asbestos by visual analysis. If you suspect that a part of your home contains asbestos, a sample of the material must be sent to a certified asbestos testing lab. This should only be done by a certified asbestos specialist to ensure sampling is carried out safely.

Anyone that is responsible for the maintenance of premises has a duty to manage asbestos and protect anyone using the building from the risks associated with asbestos exposure. This means that the duty holder must find whether asbestos is present in the building, and if so, keep records of its condition, assess the risks and plan how to manage them.

If you are a building or business owner and have failed to protect employees against asbestos exposure, those employees may be able to make a claim against you.

Safe Strip UK proudly holds a full Health and Safety Executive (HSE) license to undertake work with asbestos in all parts of the UK. We dispose of asbestos safely and responsibly through the correct channels while all our operatives are highly skilled in handling asbestos contamination. Our team are trained beyond the requirements of The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

If you need help removing asbestos from your property without compromising your health, reach out to us today by calling 0191 5121 046.

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