When disturbed by refurbishment, construction or demolition, hazardous fibres are released into the air to be inhaled by unsuspecting victims and potentially causing damage to the lungs. Sadly, most workers who were exposed to the dangerous material were not aware of the dangers faced and did not have appropriate safety gear and measures in place to combat it.
Many people in construction have been affected, but many other trade centric workers have been affected including electricians, plumbers, heating/ventilation and boiler operators.
It is not just people who work on buildings that are affected by asbestos-related illness. Miners, mechanics, railroad, and shipyard workers have all found themselves exposed, and demolition workers place high among those seriously affected.
As asbestos has been banned from use in the 21st century, there has been a decline in cases of asbestosis. This has been due to professional asbestos removal services undertaking the asbestos testing and safe removal of the hazardous material as a law requirement, with those choosing to forgo the use of a professional services facing severe fines and even imprisonment.
Even though asbestos is no longer in construction or the development of buildings, it is still important to take care in the prevention of exposure to it. Older buildings still contain the material and there is a risk of it being disturbed through any kind of refurbishment, demolition or repair.
If you are concerned about the potential of disturbed or undisturbed asbestos containing materials (ACMs) within your home or business along with asbestos removal risks, you will need to seek the advice and experience of asbestos removal Manchester.
If you are planning any renovation or demolition within the immediate future, an asbestos survey Manchester will need to be undertaken by a professional to cover yourselves and prepare for the safe removal – which cannot be undertaken by yourself unless you are a certified expert asbestos removal company.
Even slightly damaged ACMs require dealing with appropriately by a professional.
Considering that there is no cure for asbestosis, it is even more important to provide you and everyone around you with the best of safety. Contact the team at Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions today for professional asbestos removal South Manchester.