During these uncertain times, we were delighted to be asked to attend the Falkland Islands to undertake asbestos surveying works on behalf of the MOD. Due to the COVID19 pandemic the surveyor will be required to self-isolate for a two week period prior to commencing the works to ensure the island inhabitants are not at risk of catching the virus. Flights to the Falkland Islands are via RAF Brize Norton as opposed to using commercial airlines, the flight takes approx. fifteen and a half hours with a stop off at the Ascension Island for refuelling and crew change.
The Falkland Islands are located 400 miles (650 km) off the south-east coast of South America and consist of approximately 740 islands. The largest islands called East Falkland and West Falkland, with the Capital Stanley located on the former.
The Falkland Islands has a population of 3,354 people. A total of 2,524 of which live in the Capital, Stanley, 397 live in the countryside, known locally as “Camp” and 381 live at Mount Pleasant, which is the British military base on East Falkland.