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Asbestos Surveys
An informational presentation on
asbestos surveys from:
PTL Occupational Hygiene
Consultants
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring
silicate minerals used commercially for
their desirable phy...
So what’s so bad about it?
Asbestos is proven to cause health
complications, most commonly
respiratory complaints and is o...
So where is it?
Asbestos was once a very common
building material due to its flame
retardant properties until the EU
outla...
How can I check for it?
WellYOU shouldn’t check, leave it to the
professionals.
Asbestos surveys are carried out by
profes...
What does an Asbestos
Survey include?
Asbestos surveys consist of:
•Material Assessment:
•Priority Assessment:
•Disturbanc...
Need More Information?
If you need more information on asbestos surveys, get in touch with us
with the methods below:
PTL...
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  1. 1. Asbestos Surveys An informational presentation on asbestos surveys from: PTL Occupational Hygiene Consultants
  2. 2. What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used commercially for their desirable physical properties. Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century because of its sound absorption, average tensile strength, its resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage, and affordability. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation.When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement (resulting in fiber cement) or woven into fabric or mats. Wiki
  3. 3. So what’s so bad about it? Asbestos is proven to cause health complications, most commonly respiratory complaints and is often fatal. In fact, asbestos is the biggest single industrial killer we know in the UK today. Once the tiny fibres enter your lungs, less oxygen enters the blood, the lining of the lungs become scarred and the chance of developing lung cancer increases greatly.
  4. 4. So where is it? Asbestos was once a very common building material due to its flame retardant properties until the EU outlawed it. Any building older than you probably has asbestos in either the walls, roof/ceilings or all of the above. The majority of asbestos won’t pose a threat to any occupants so long as it isn’t airborne.
  5. 5. How can I check for it? WellYOU shouldn’t check, leave it to the professionals. Asbestos surveys are carried out by professional laboratories who will monitor the content of your air and see if it’s dangerous to you and others. If it is, it can be removed, again by professionals. Asbestos is not something to be taken lightly.
  6. 6. What does an Asbestos Survey include? Asbestos surveys consist of: •Material Assessment: •Priority Assessment: •Disturbance & Maintenance Assessment: These come with a lot of subcategories. For more information, visit: http://www.ptlhygiene.co.uk/asbestos- surveys/
  7. 7. Need More Information? If you need more information on asbestos surveys, get in touch with us with the methods below: PTL Occupational Hygiene Consultants Ltd 1 Church Walk Stapleford Nottingham NG9 8DE Tel: 0115 939 7581 Fax: 0115 939 2686 www.ptlhygiene.co.uk

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