Merryhill was recently asked to look at an asbestos removal project in Surrey where ACMs had been discovered in a floor void. The contaminated area required all the asbestos to be removed prior to additional service pipes being run by other contractors. Upon viewing the detailed asbestos refurbishment survey carried out by our surveying division […]
Merryhill has two distict divisions. Our asbestos removal service is what we are best-known for, providing a highly specialist service across the UK. We also have a fully UKAS accredited asbestos surveying division, Merryhill Asbestos Testing & Consulting (MATAC). Toady marks the launch of our new asbestos surveying website for all information relating to surveys, […]
What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral from the silicate family. Although there are many different types of asbestos fibres, the three most commonly used in the UK were Crocidolite, Amosite and Chrysotile (blue, brown and white respectively). Each with their own individual characteristics, the widespread use of asbestos became popular, predominately for […]
Merryhill is always looking to improve our operational effectiveness and our in-house auditing plays a big part in ensuring best-practices are adhered to at all times. In addition to independent audits carried out on a monthly basis, our own managers audit sites regularly. The site auditing process covers all matters relating to health and safety, […]
Last month saw the announcement of the government’s long-awaited housing whitepaper. Among many proposals to increase the volume and quality of new housing stock in the UK, brownfield sites were a hot topic. Unlocking previously developed sites is one of many proposals, but brownfield sites can have legacy issues in terms of contaminants, access restraints […]
Given the complex nature of asbestos removals, we have put together an A-Z of common terms. Although this list doesn’t cover everything, it offers an insight into some of the of the common terms used when talking about asbestos.
ACM Asbestos Containing Material. This can be a product or material containing any amount or percentage of asbestos by volume. ACMs come in many different forms and contain varying levels of asbestos fibres. ACOP Approved Code of Practice, a document giving practical guidance on compliance. ACOP L143, ‘Managing and working with asbestos’, specifically relates to […]