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Independent
Asbestos Consultancy

Domestic & Commercial

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Public Liability £5m

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Professional Indemnity £1m 

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Surveyors: BOHS & RSPH accredited 

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Aac.Ltd is an independent asbestos consultancy based in Berkshire serving London and the Home Counties offering a range of asbestos and COVID-19 services.

We provide practical impartial advice for any domestic or commercial issues you or your business may encounter with the aim to provide cost effective solutions at competitive rates.

Our independence allows us to work without commercial bias, meaning that you can be confident that we are working solely for your benefit.

Aac.Ltd consultants are British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Certified. 

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Asbestos Services

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Are You Legally Compliant?

Commercial property owners have a legal requirement under the Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) to prevent the exposure of harmful asbestos fibres to building occupants or anyone who works within the building.

Regulation 4 of CAR 2012 is a 'Duty to Manage' asbestos within any non - domestic property, to protect anyone using or working on the premises from the risk to health that exposure to asbestos causes.  As a 'Duty Holder' you must document how you are going to manage the risk from asbestos, this document is commonly known as an Asbestos Management Plan.

If you are planning any maintenance or building work on your premises including any work on plant or equipment that might contain asbestos, you will need a survey to identify any asbestos within your premises, plant or equipment and its location, type and condition.  The asbestos risk should then be assessed, controlled, and managed.  If you require assistance for asbestos compliance please contact us.

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Pre Purchase Survey

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Independent Asbestos Consultancy

An Independent asbestos consultancy based in Berkshire serving London and the Home Counties offering a range of asbestos services

This type of survey is for exactly as the title indicates, for anyone purchasing a property. It became quite clear to us early on that this was a much needed type of survey for homebuyers. With more and more Chartered Surveyors highlighting potential asbestos containing materials within their reports it was key that we produced a report that covers these areas and looks for further materials.

This survey is a non-intrusive survey therefore no damage is caused to the property. The main reason for this is that the vendor of the property is unlikely to allow us to undertake a fully intrusive survey (Asbestos Refurbishment & Demolition Survey) at this point when you, the buyer do not own the property. Unfortunately due to this being a non intrusive survey there is the possibility of asbestos containing materials still being present within the fabric of the building.

What Is Asbestos?

When Am I At Risk?

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?

Adbestos is a material used for many building materials prior to 2000. Its a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres. As such you dont just get asbestos as a material, but your get materials which contain asbetos known as ACM's (Asbestos Containing Materials) Previously used for reasons of fireproofing and insulating it is unfortunately found in many materials to this day. It is safe unless disturbed.

Working in an building build before 2000 can increase your risk due to the materials being used prior to the asbestos regulations in the UK. You can also find yourself at risk if your working on a site that hasnt had an asbestos survey to check and confirm if its safe to work. And of course if you put yourself at danger by continouing work on a site that has identified asbestos containing material that can cause hard if disturbed.

Asbestos fibers, once inhaled can cause a 4 different symtoms with many of these being fatal. You can develope mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and the least fatal of all diffuse pleural thickening. Once the asbestos fibres are inhaled these problems develope over time and give you a much higher change of getting very ill after some time.

types of asbestos surveys

There are only two surveys to be considered, a Management Survey and Refurbishment & Demolition Survey although you can have a mixture of the two. 

Survey Overview

types of asbestos surveys

This survey is for when you need specific material or area analysed. This isn't a full survey but will bring the material out safely to be analysed at an UKAS Accredited Laboratory. Get in touch with our team to find out more about asbestos sampling.

Asbestos Sampling

Management Survey

Residential Survey

types of asbestos surveys

A management survey is the standard type of survey. The purpose is to find any materials that might contain asbestos and determine whether they might be disturbed with construction or other reasons. This survey involves some sampling and testing.

types of asbestos surveys

This non intrusive survey is for owners/occupiers of properties that want peace of mind knowing if they might have asbestos containing material in the property. It will determine whether day to day life will expose you to asbestos fibres.

types of asbestos surveys

A pre purchase survey as the name suggest it for before you purchase a property. This was we can survey and with a non intrusive survey and see if there might be any asbestos containing material with out damaging the property.

Pre Purchase Survey

Types Of Survey

types of asbestos surveys

There are two types of surveys,  a management survey and a refurbishment and demolition survey. You can book either type of survey  with us to determine if you have any asbestos containing materials on the site.

types of asbestos surveys

This survey is needed before any refurbishment/demolition is carried out. This  is used to locate  all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.

Refurb & Demolition

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Our
Research

We are confident our rigorous processes surpass current updated guideline requirements publishedby the Health And Safety Executive (HSE) and Public Health England (PHE) for managing COVID-19 contamination.

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Our
Findings

We already utilise Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and the  procedures developed for working in a highly hazardous asbestos environment are in line with what is required for protection from    COVID-19 contamination.

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Our
Method

Our proven environmentally

friendly chemical free decontamination service uses high specification dry steam vacuums heated to temperatures up to 160 degrees using only water and removing the need of wiping.

This is followed by a process using Silver Ion stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide which leaves oxygen and water as a by-product.

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Our COVID-19 Service
  • 99.99% of harmful pathogens inactivated from air and surfaces.

  • Virucide, Bactericide, Sporicide.

  • Fungicide, algaecide, amoebicide.

  • Highly effective biofilm remover.

  • Proven efficacy and globally approved.

  • 100% Biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

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