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Learn about the dangers of asbestos and how prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can cause serious health issues. Find out how to protect yourself from asbestos exposure and the importance of hiring a professional asbestos removal company. If you suspect asbestos exposure, seek medical attention and inform your healthcare provider. Stay informed and prioritise safety when dealing with asbestos.

Asbestos knowledge base overview

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in various industries due to its heat resistance and durability. However, it was later discovered that prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can cause serious health issues, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

One of the key characteristics of asbestos is its ability to resist heat, fire, and chemicals. This made it a popular choice for insulation in buildings, as well as in the manufacturing of products such as roofing materials, brake pads, and textiles.

Although the use of asbestos has been banned or restricted in many countries, it can still be found in older buildings and products. When these materials deteriorate or are disturbed, tiny asbestos fibers can be released into the air and inhaled, posing a significant health risk.

It is important to be aware of the potential presence of asbestos, especially when renovating or demolishing older buildings. Hiring a professional asbestos removal company to conduct an inspection and safely remove any asbestos-containing materials is crucial to protect yourself and others from exposure.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to asbestos, it is important to seek medical attention and inform your healthcare provider about your potential exposure. Early detection and proper medical care can greatly improve the chances of managing asbestos-related diseases.

Overall, understanding the dangers of asbestos and taking necessary precautions is essential for safeguarding your health and the well-being of those around you. Stay informed, be proactive, and prioritise safety when it comes to dealing with asbestos.

Asbestos in Homes

All you need to know about asbestos in homes in the United Kingdom. Current UK legislation does not make any legal requirements of domestic homeowners.

Asbestos Surveys

We are able to provide any level of survey required, up to the Demolition and Refurbishment survey now required prior to the demolition of any building or structure.

What is a Pre-Demolition Survey

When a building is to be demolished the (non-domestic) client ( usually the property owner) has a duty to provide pre-demolition information to the designer

Refurbishment Survey

A refurbishment survey / demolition survey is needed before any planned refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonable practicable

Asbestos Removal

Total Group perform safe and comprehensive asbestos removal work nationwide and have worked on some of the largest asbestos removal projects ever undertaken in the United Kingdom. 

Types of Asbestos

Asbestos has been included in many materials in the last 150 years.  Three common types of asbestos can be found in buildings: Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos), Amosite (Brown Asbestos), Chrysotile (White Asbestos)

Managing Asbestos

The strategy of the HSE is to ensure that those involved in the repair, removal or disturbance of asbestos containing materials (ACMs), such as insulation coatings or insulation boards, are licensed & competent 

What is Asbestos ?

Asbestos was commonly used as a construction material in the UK between the 1950s and 1980s in particular. If your home was built between these years, chances are that you are living with Asbestos

Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012

Most work with asbestos need to be carried out by a licensed contractor. This includes work in asbestos insulation or asbestos lagging; and work on asbestos insulation board (AIB)

Asbestos In The Workplace

Total Group are a leading civil construction and civil engineering contractors with over 45 years’ expertise in delivering  high-quality, innovative and cost-effective civil engineering projects across a wide variety of sectors. 

Brownfield Land Remediation

We have tackled some of the most complex remediation projects undertaken in the United Kingdom, surpassing industry standards. Our diverse range of experience and expertise sets us apart and we continually deliver to the highest standards

Asbestos Consultancy

The challenge with many old structures is that they may contain asbestos. Over time asbestos poses a health risk and you need to be careful when handling it. Asbestos removal is best left to professionals. 

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