Despite being banned in 1999, asbestos is still widespread across the UK built environment. Asbestos containing materials (ACMs), such as old ceiling tiles, plasterboard and wall insulation, may still be present in buildings - particularly those built before the late 1970s. Meanwhile, traces of the substance may be found in remnants of paints and other coatings after the original ACM has been removed, or even in soils after the building has been demolished.
Denis Morgan, divisional technical manager – asbestos, Built Environment Services, SOCOTEC, tells us all about his role in asbestos management.
Denis Morgan, divisional technical manager – asbestos, Built Environment Services, gives an overview of recently released asbestos guidance and its implications for the housing sector.