This project was another clear example on why it is so important that the home owner/client, duty holder. chooses the correct contractors to carry out works.
we had an enquiry to come and test some suspect roof tiles in Salisbury. When our lead surveyor arrived on site he could clearly see that these were Asbestos Roof Tiles and that they had not been removed correctly. This was clear as you can see in the photo that they were all broken and not bagged up correctly.
He then asked the property owner if he could look in the loft, no surprise to the surveyor he found more Asbestos Debris in the loft space. Further investigation on the surroundings of the building and more Asbestos Tile Debris was found on the scaffolding in the guttering and on the drive way.
We had to let the property owner that there loft was contaminated with Asbestos Tile Debris and that it would need an Environmental Clean. All this could have been avoided if they had carried out an Asbestos Survey before instructing a roofing contractor.
It is not just there fault though, the roofing contractor should have also asked for an Asbestos Refurbishment Survey before commencing with his works. Not only was he exposed to Asbestos Fibres but so was the property owner and there family.
If you have any queries on Asbestos please do not hesitate for Free advice and give us a call at Breeze.