School holidays are often one of the busiest periods in our diary. Easter 2019 was no exception. This break saw our asbestos surveyors working in schools in; Reading, St Austell, London, Dawlish, Truro, Exeter and Bristol.
One of the largest schools we worked in was Treviglas Academy in Newquay, Cornwall. Situated in the heart of Newquay, Treviglas Academy has just over 900 students aged between 11-18.
Allium were commissioned to undertake an asbestos management survey throughout the school and a limited refurbishment survey prior to renovation. The school was constructed in the 1960’s/70’s. A survey before any works is vital as during this period asbestos was commonly used in public buildings.
Two of our local asbestos surveyors were on site for 10 days in order to ensure that the survey would be completed in time for the children returning after the holiday.
The asbestos survey included a total of 228 samples which were sent to our UKAS accredited laboratory in Truro for analysis.
Working in schools requires meticulous programming to ensure that enough time is allowed to review and risk assess any ACM’s found before the school is occupied again. Good communication with the client is paramount in ensuring that any corrective action required can be undertaken before re-occupation.