Asbestos was a popular building material up until the 1990’s because of its fire-resistant and reinforcing properties. There were 1000’s of products manufactured containing asbestos. The most commonly known were used in spray-on vinyl and roofing. There are different types of asbestos, and certain ones can pose a significant risk to health if exposed through removal or damage.
Asbestos in the home
If you suspect asbestos might be present in your home, call us for a free, confidential consultation. Renovating where asbestos is suspected poses the greatest risk to health as the fibers are disturbed. If you suspect your home may have asbestos, it’s vital that you have it tested first. If you engage a contractor to work on your home, you become responsible for their safety. You can read about the asbestos survey, testing and management process we follow below, or you can talk to us. The Harcourt Insulation team are with you every step of the way, advising and supporting you.
Asbestos in the workplace
Employers have a duty to identify, document and manage asbestos in the workplace, and to regularly review their management plan. If sufficient proof cannot be provided that a property is safe, then you may be liable in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016. Harcourt Insulation prepare asbestos management plans that are safe, effective and compliant. We understand that learning your workplace has asbestos can be unsettling, and so we can also help with staff training and communications.
For a list of all asbestos services, please see below. For information about our decontamination process, please refer to Our Process.