Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral.
There are 6 types of asbestos, of which 3 are more commonly found.
Materials containing this mineral have a number of physical properties including being highly resistant to heat, fire resistant, good thermal insulators etc. This has led to asbestos containing materials (ACMs) being widely used throughout the UK.
Typical examples of products or ACMs that can be commonly found include :-
- Floor Tiles
- Textured Coatings (Artex)
- Bitumen products
- Cement products
- Insulation Board
- Pipe Lagging
- Thermal Insulation materials
- Putty and Mastics
Asbestos Services are required for a number of different reasons and works are governed by existing legislation.
Along with legislation there are a number of guidelines and codes of practice which outline the standards that are required when managing ACMs in a building.
These are applicable to both Duty Holders and those contracted to carry out works such as surveys or removal works.
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