From single samples in residential properties
to large scale asbestos removal projects,
JAX Asbestos Solutions covers it all.
With over 20 years’ combined in-house experience, our team of trained professionals are always ready to offer their expert knowledge and guidance.
At JAX, we pride ourselves on educating our clients on the risks, ensuring you remain compliant with all current Health & Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and, most importantly, protecting your health is our main priority.
How we can help you?
No, but we highly recommend that all private home owners have their property inspected for the presence of asbestos as it is a genuine risk within all domestic properties constructed prior to the year 2000. However, if you are aware there are asbestos containing materials within your property, you are legally obligated to disclose this information to a potential buyer if selling the property.
Yes, as per the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985:
- Multi-residence sites, such as blocks of flats with communal areas and areas where plant and other services are in place, although non-commercial, are still regarded as workplaces. This is because contractors, tradesmen and others are likely to need access to these areas. They therefore fall under CAR and so the landlord is required to maintain the areas in a good condition and must take appropriate measures to prevent exposure to asbestos.
- Any landlord of a residential property who has maintenance responsibilities for the structure and exterior of a building, eg water and gas pipes, electrical wiring, boilers and fixed heaters and water heaters for those premises, will be regarded as a duty holder. He or she would therefore be responsible for the same reason: ie that contractors, tradesmen and anybody else likely to work there that risks disturbing the asbestos needs to be informed.
In some cases yes, a 14-day notification to the Health & Safety Executive is obligatory prior to the removal of licensed asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Non-licensable asbestos containing materials ie. bonded asbestos: textured coating, cement, thermoplastic floor tiles etc. Do not require notification to the HSE, though do require the training and pre-removal risk assessment/method statement (plan of works), as per strict industry regulations. Non-licensed asbestos companies can work with licensed materials on some occasions, as per strict industry regulations.
Our trained professionals are well placed to take an educated guess however, as per our company procedures and industry guidelines, materials have to be sampled on all occasions in order to confirm the presence of asbestos.
Every 12 months, unless otherwise stated in the asbestos register / management plan. If an asbestos containing material has the potential to release more fibres ie. more friable, or if it is at a greater risk of being damaged (due to the use of that specific location), it may be required to be re-inspected every 3-6 months.