ASBESTOS SAMPLE KITS
ASBESTOS SURVEYS UK
WHERE ASBESTOS HIDES
There are three main types of Asbestos
These are commonly called Blue Asbestos (Crocidolite), Brown Asbestos (Amosite) and White Asbestos (Chrysotile). All are carcinogenic.
Blue and brown asbestos, however, are considered more hazardous than white. Samples must be analysed to identify which type of asbestos is present and the PASS (UK) Ltd. Asbestos Sample Kit is a simple way to do this.
The discovery of an ACM (Asbestos Containing Material) in a property has the potential to reduce its value, hold up building/refurbishment/alteration works and make them more costly or worse still make an area un-occupiable. But disturbing or damaging asbestos containing materials can have even worse consequences!
When purchasing a domestic property, ask your building surveyor to find out if any known ACMs exist or alert you to any materials suspected to contain asbestos and have them checked out.
Asbestos was used in many commercial, industrial and some domestic buildings from around the 1930’s.
The importation and use of ACMs containing Crocidolite (Blue) Asbestos and Amosite (Brown) Asbestos was banned 1985 & 1987 respectively. Large amounts of ACMs were used during the upgrading of buildings to comply with the 1974 fire regulations. Chrysotile (White) Asbestos was not banned until 1999, so buildings constructed up to this point have the potential to contain ACMs (although due to regulations in place very few ACMs containing Chrysotile were used from the early 1990’s).