With so many asbestos products having been produced, and many non-asbestos items looking very similar, it can be extremely difficult to identify asbestos products. Core’s team of asbestos specialists have been trained in identifying potential asbestos containing materials and we can assist in asbestos management and removal of asbestos-containing materials.
Asbestos has been used in over 3000 asbestos products and materials; surprisingly many of them are everyday items. The diagram below shows a variety of examples including:
- Asbestos cement products including garage roofs, sheds, guttering, down-pipes, wall panels, bath panels, flue pipes, water tanks, patio tiles, roofing tiles, soffit boards.
- Asbestos sheets used as insulating boards for fire protection on cupboards and doors, ceiling tiles, partition walls etc.
- Asbestos lagging was used to insulate pipes and boilers, as well as underlay.
- Other products include decorative coatings (i.e. ‘Artex’ finishes), floor tiles, floor lino and toilet cisterns.
“The HSE strongly recommends the use of accredited or certificated surveyors for asbestos surveys. The duty holder should not appoint or instruct an independent surveyor to carry out a survey unless the surveyor is competent.”
HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide