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 offer the full range of Asbestos location and condition assessment surveys. Our experience covers all building types including offices, factories, domestic housing properties, hospitals, mines and quarries, civic centres, schools and retail premises.
CMC is a professional client focused company that will work with you to provide compliance with the new Duty to Manage Asbestos whilst taking into account your budget and priorities.
All surveys meet the requirements of MDHS 100 - the HSE method for determination of hazardous substances, 'Surveying, sampling and assessment of Asbestos-containing materials'.
The survey report will meet the requirements for an Asbestos register under the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002. Survey reports detail the location of materials containing Asbestos, the type and condition of the material, the type of Asbestos present and the risk to the occupants of th building. This includes prioritised recommendations for further action and future management of the Asbestos.
CMC has a team of experienced Asbestos surveyers who are able to perform each of the three types of survey detailed in MDHS 100. The type of survey most appropriate will be dependant upon client/property requirements.
The control of Asbestos at Work Regulations (CAWR 2002) places an explicit duty on the employer in occupation to manage the risks from Asbestos in their premises.