If you’re planning to demolish a structure or a portion of it, you must first determine whether or not asbestos is there. If asbestos is present in a structure when it is demolished, it can cause serious difficulties by allowing harmful asbestos fibres to enter the atmosphere. This is why asbestos surveys are so vital in the first place.
For years, asbestos can go unseen.
Many building owners may feel that if asbestos was present on their property, they would be aware of it. However, this isn’t always the case. Asbestos is frequently buried, either in portions of the building that are rarely visible or in the components that make up the structure. Furthermore, asbestos is often functionally invisible or may appear to be indistinguishable from innocuous materials.
As a result, asbestos might go undiscovered, and when it comes time to dismantle a structure, you must be certain that asbestos is not there.
This is a legal obligation.
It is a legal necessity for building destruction to have a duty of care to ensure that enough asbestos fibres do not enter the atmosphere. Asbestos is most deadly when it is broken down, since the fibres become airborne and can be inhaled.
As a result, if there is asbestos on the property, personnel in charge of demolition must conduct an asbestos survey.
Asbestos must be completely removed.
Before a structure is destroyed, asbestos must be removed. The first stage in this procedure is to conduct an asbestos survey, which will identify whether asbestos is present throughout the structure.
This removal should be done by trained specialists, since faulty removal might result in asbestos fibres being released into the air.