Forth asbestos services Ltd currently use a cloud based data collection system which has the facility to allow duty holders/building owners to access their data in realtime. The software has a client pipeline so that a client can see what stage a particular survey is at e.g., planning, underway, sitework completed, samples in lab, lab results received, report compilation in process.
Some of the benefits of using our system:
With all your asbestos information stored in one cloud based location you can easily share information in-house or even to contractors working within a particular building.
PDF versions of reports can be downloaded straight from the portal or if you need to explore data straight away, the system will allow you to filter by building, floor and room. The data itself will have expandable thumbnails of any photographs taken so that anyone working in that area will be able to instantly recognise the sampled material whether it contains asbestos or not.
As this is a cloud-based system your data will be available whenever you need it 24hrs a day all year round. In the event that the system did go down the provider has staff working 24/7 to ensure any downtime is kept to a minimum.
If there is asbestos in your property and it is in good condition, there is no need to have it removed.
If the asbestos material is damaged it may be possible to remove the damaged section and seal any exposed areas, however in most cases full removal may be the best option. Advise on this should be sought on a case-by-case basis.
Where asbestos has been discovered as part of an asbestos refurbishment survey for the property and the asbestos is likely to be disturbed as part of the works it should be removed. If, however the asbestos is in good condition and can be safely enclosed for the duration of the work behind another non asbestos material e.g. timber then this option may be suitable as it would avoid the need for unnecessary removals and associated costs.
If a property is due to be demolished, then all asbestos materials as identified within the asbestos demolition survey report should be removed prior to demolition of the building.
Stuart carried out a refurbishment survey for a house we purchased. He gave great advice over the phone and in person, explained the whole process, and even popped back after the survey to confirm one extra question. We now know what we're dealing with and have clear next steps to deal with the asbestos that was found. Highly recommend.
I decided to fix a damaged wall and during the process I suspected there could be Asbestos present. I then emailed Forth Asbestos late on a Thursday night and was answered straight away. Stuart came over the next morning, collected the samples and delivered the results in the afternoon on the same day. He was extremely helpful and gave me recommendations on what to do throughout the whole process. I strongly recommend!