Our company can provide you with a risk assessment if you are concerned that your work or activity in your home or commercial property might trigger the release of asbestos fiber. As part of this assessment, we will evaluate the risks to public health and identify the appropriate precautionary measures that must take place so as to keep the environment safe. At Victoria Asbestos Removal, we understand the risks that arise from asbestos, but also how to reduce those risks. Our staff are trained in the dangers of asbestos, and will be able to articulate those dangers to you following an assessment.
Identifying Health Risks
Through our thorough risk assessments, our accredited staff will be able to identify the potential risks to your health and safety. With regards to asbestos, this will include being able to identify the type of asbestos present, the quantity of asbestos, the condition of the materials that contain asbestos and the anticipated levels of exposure. In combination with a consultation of any previous asbestos tests or surveys that have been performed on the building, we will be able to build a clear picture of the potential for harm given the presence of this hazardous material in your property.
Who is at Risk?
Following the identification of asbestos in your property, we will also be able to inform you as to who we feel is most at risk of harm. This could include a variety of individuals, from the employees who are working directly on the asbestos contaminated materials, to members of the public and site visitors. Ultimately, asbestos is an extremely hazardous material which can cause lung cancer. For this reason, if any asbestos is identified as harmful as part of our risk assessment, it is strongly recommended that you use our trained professionals to remove it and give you peace of mind.
At Victoria Asbestos Removal, we can advise and provide a number of necessary precautions should we deem is necessary as part of our risk assessment. These are measures intended to reduce the risk levels as low as is possible or, where possible, remove the risk completely. Unfortunately, there are often circumstances where we are unable to completely remove the risk that the asbestos poses to those present. However, we can always take measures to reduce their exposure. These include: protective clothing and equipment, ventilation and closing areas of the property.
Assessment and Implementation
We will also work hard to record all steps of the completed risk assessment. This will usually be done manually, and then electronically using a computer. We will submit a note of all those identified hazards, those who might be affected and the steps that were taken to reduce the health risks of those on site. We recognise that communication in this regard is very important. As such, we work hard to articulate all concerns and answer all queries in regards to the assessment such that all those that may be harmed understand the hazards that are present.