Asbestos First, established in 1988, is a professional
organisation, specialising in Asbestos Management, Surveying and
Remediation on a national scale for both the commercial and
Asbestos fibres are believed to have been used in over
3,000 different products and has been identified in over
15,000 patents. Asbestos was used extensively as a
building material in Great Britain from the 1950s through to the
mid 1980s, with a total ban in 1999.
Although some of these materials have been removed over the
years, it is estimated that over half a million non-domestic
premises currently have some form of asbestos in them.
Contrary to popular belief, asbestos containing materials
(ACM's) do not always need to be removed. ACM's
that are in good condition and are not likely to be damaged or
disturbed are sometimes best left in place and managed. Their
condition is easily established by carrying out a risk assessment
that can be included within an Asbestos Register. Current
regulations require commercial buildings built before the year
2000 to have an asbestos management plan for all presumed
First have a proven track record for delivering an
efficient service to both our commercial and residential clients.
Whether you simply need advice or require a total site solution,
Asbestos First will work to the same high standards, conforming to
every regulation applicable to the sector.
All our surveyors possess the required P402 certification to
ensure compliance with HSG 264 for Asbestos Surveys,
which assist in creating an Asbestos register and management plan.
We were awarded the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA)
accreditation upon its inception, having been a member since 1988
and are fully licensed by the HSE for Asbestos
management, remediation and removal work.