The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) have investigated claims that chrysotile in asbestos cement changes into a non-asbestos fibrous material called Casitile. The claims also suggested that this process is 100% efficient and no chrysotile asbestos remains in the matrix and no release of airborne chrysotile fibres can occur.
CMC asbestos surveys is a professional client focused company that will work with you to provide compliance with the Duty to Manage Asbestos whilst taking into account your budget and priorities.
As asbestos surveyors we offer the full range of asbestos location and condition assessment surveys. Our experience covers all building types including offices, factories, domestic housing properties, hospitals, coalmines, civic centres, schools and retail premises.
CMC has a consultancy team committed to producing client-specific policies and management plans with detailed procedures that ensure asbestos is managed in accordance with the regulations.
Asbestos is the largest cause of work related deaths in the UK and was widely used particularly during the 1950's to mid 1970's.
Asbestos and ACM's have undergone a gradual, both voluntary and formal, banishment from 1970 - 2000. Any buildings built after this date are highly unlikely to contain asbestos.
Q. How are asbestos containing materials maintained?
Friable asbestos can be maintained in place utilizing several techniques. For example: Encapsulation, which involves applying a thick layer of an encapsulant, much like latex paint, that binds the surface of the material together and prevents fibre release.
Airborne Asbestos Analysis ~ Blue Asbestos ~ Cementitious ~ Decontamination ~ Encapsulation ~ Fibrosis ~ Grinding ~ HSE ~ Incident ~ Local Exhaust Ventilation ~ Miscellaneous ACM ~ Nonfriable Asbestos-Containing Material (Nonfriable ACM) ~ Operations and Maintenance Program (OMP) ~ Potential Damage ~ Rip-Out ~ Serpentine Asbestos ~ Type 1 Survey ( Location and assessment survey) ~ UKAS ~ Vermiculite ~ White Asbestos