Blissfully unaware of the future health implications, the asbestos industry commenced operation back in the late 1870s. It wasn’t until 1898 that the first reports of workers suffering from severe respiratory diseases were published; and regulations were subsequently introduced to minimise the exposure of the workforce – thereby reducing the incidences of asbestosis and malignant tumours.
As awareness of asbestosis has increased, the regulations concerning asbestos have rightly become more stringent.
EU Directives now require that buildings are surveyed; with any asbestos labelled and recorded to allow any future removal to be managed safely. But what about demolition contractors who lack the expertise to manage the risk? How do they effectively manage the potential risks without demanding that contractors continuously wear restrictive and uncomfortable protective equipment (when it may not be required)?
How do our brave fire-fighters know whether buildings of a certain age contain asbestos? Should they delay affecting a rescue mission to (perhaps unnecessarily) don more protective gear?
Working with our esteemed partners, Applied Materials Technology have developed two innovative, and complementary portable asbestos detector units. Based on novel concentration and analysis technology; one unit will be hand-held and contain an immediate alarm; the other unit providing a portable facility for rapid on-site analysis.
The magnificent simplicity of the units’ functionality will prove hugely beneficial to the manufacturing and construction industry, demolition contractors and the emergency services at a relatively low cost
The magnificent simplicity of the units’ functionality will prove hugely beneficial to the manufacturing and construction industry, demolition contractors and the emergency services at a relatively low cost – facilitating rapid analysis; minimising risk through effective management and analysis; and reducing any delays in an emergency context.
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