Asbestos Surveys

RAAC and asbestos could be a problem in some buildings

The Ultimate Guide to Asbestos Surveyors: Why Your Safety Depends on It

By Neil Munro / August 21, 2023

Asbestos, once a ‘miracle material’, now poses severe health risks. Uncover the significance of asbestos surveys in the UK and why your safety depends on it.

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Renovating a commercial property? You might need an asbestos refurbishment survey

By Neil Munro / April 29, 2019

Many of our country’s older buildings contain high levels of asbestos, and with the common change of building use we’ve seen over the last few decades – banks into restaurants, for example, or warehouses transformed into craft centres – an asbestos refurbishment survey has become an integral part of the renovation process. These vital surveys … Read more

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Brownfield sites and the danger of asbestos in soil

By Neil Munro / June 6, 2018

Our rich industrial past, and the subsequent redevelopment of land on which factories, mills and warehouses once stood, has led to a significant health and safety issue in the form of asbestos in soil. Derelict and disused areas of land, known as ‘brownfield’ sites, are being used to address the UK’s housing crisis, but with … Read more

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The importance of an asbestos refurbishment survey

By Neil Munro / June 13, 2017

Asbestos has been dubbed as a “silent killer” for years now, although it’s an unfortunate fact that it kills more people every year – through asbestos fibres being inhaled – than people who are in road traffic accidents. It has been banned in Britain since 1999, which means any house built or refurbished prior to … Read more

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Acorn Launch New Asbestos Testing Laboratory

By Neil Munro / May 12, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new asbestos sample testing laboratory. With an extension to scope on our UKAS accreditation we now have a fully operational asbestos laboratory in Northampton (See our location). The purpose fitted laboratory has two asbestos bulk analysis stations with room for two further stations in the future. Our … Read more

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Asbestos Survey Reports

By Neil Munro / June 16, 2014

Do you know what should be in an asbestos survey report? In this article I will outline what information should be provided if the survey has been carried out in line with the HSE guidance document HSG 264. Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have an asbestos survey carried out, it is a … Read more

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Which Asbestos Survey Do I Need?

By Neil Munro / June 10, 2014

Navigating the complexities of asbestos management is a critical responsibility for property managers. From identifying the right asbestos survey to selecting a proficient surveyor, our guide provides a comprehensive roadmap. Learn about the three primary types of asbestos surveys – management, refurbishment, and demolition – and understand how to respond effectively if you suspect the presence of asbestos in your building. Partner with experts like Acorn Analytical Services to ensure safety and compliance at every step.

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Unlock the Power of UKAS Asbestos Surveys: Your Ultimate Guide

By Neil Munro / June 28, 2013

UKAS asbestos surveys are your ultimate tool for a safer environment. This guide explores their importance, the dangers of asbestos, and how to choose the right surveyor. Don’t gamble with your health – commission a UKAS asbestos survey today.

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