Trades and Contractors

All trades and contractors have various legal obligations concerning asbestos. Asbestos must be assumed present in areas to be refurbished unless you have appropriate information to indicate that it is not.

Legal obligations concerning trades/contractors are:

  • Refurbishment and Demolition Survey must be undertaken before works start, which may disturb the fabric of any building.
  • Refurbishment and Demolition Survey must be undertaken before a building is demolished.
  • Trades/contractors that undertake any works which may disturb the fabric of anybuilding or potentially disturb asbestos, must attend an asbestos awareness course.

Having an Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Survey undertaken before starting works, could assist in:

  • Reducing the risk of exposing yourself, family, clients, colleagues, and the public to asbestos.
  • Reducing the risk of contaminating your client’s premises with asbestos.
  • Providing a summary of asbestos containing materials that would be disturbed, by planned works (if present).
  • Planning and budgeting the project to be undertaken.
  • Saving time and money from unexpected delays, costs and liabilities.
  • Maintaining compliance with the law, thus reducing the risk of any fines or possible criminal convictions against yourself or company.

With over 3000 asbestos products, trades/contractors are a high risk for disturbing asbestos during their day to day work. For further information, see our Asbestos in Building page.

There are no safe types of asbestos, nor any safe levels of asbestos exposure. At present over 4000 people are dying each year from asbestos related diseases. A large percentage of these deaths are of maintenance workers, tradespersons and contractors. For further information, see our Asbestos Health Risks page.

Client Testimonials

  • I had a asbestos survey carried out recently on my brother in laws pre fab for his and his families peace of mind. I was totally unaware of what to expect, but I need not have worried as Stone Asbestos was helpful, approachable and patient, always ready to answer and explain any questions or queries. Their report was thorough and was understandable with plenty of pictures to accompany the narrative. Any questions that came to mind after the report had been sent were answered with an easy to understand explanation and advice. All in all a worry free experience. Thank you Stone Asbestos.
    BARRY W.
    United Kingdom
  • Stone Asbestos provides a professional and efficient service. They put themselves out, as we needed the report quickly, and came to our premises out of hours for our convenience.The price was very reasonable and we would definitely recommend to anyone.
    JUDITH E.
    United Kingdom
  • Very efficient and reliable and very helpful. We needed a survey done quickly and it was. We were even advised of the results by phone as Stone Absestos knew how important it was to us. Would definitely recommend this company.
    TRACY L.
    United Kingdom
  • Very comprehensive report and professional service. Would not hesitate to recommend.
    ANNIE H.
    United Kingdom
  • Stone Abestos Ltd are very approachable via all aspects of communication. The price was more than reasonable for what I needed to be completed. I would highly recommend this company to anyone and it's a very no obligation service.
    ZOE C.
    United Kingdom