SOCOTEC’s Asbestos Team Completes Refurbishment Survey on behalf of Homeless Charity
SOCOTEC’s Asbestos team has successfully completed a pro-bono refurbishment survey for The Whitechapel Centre, a charitable organisation offering housing and welfare rights advice and support to rough sleepers and those living in temporary accommodation/at risk of becoming homeless across the Liverpool region, as well as a number of service users.
Working in partnership with Morgan Sindall, SOCOTEC was asked to conduct the refurbishment survey at The Whitechapel Centre’s office premises – specifically the toilet and shower facilities – prior to a refurbishment of those areas. A fully intrusive asbestos survey was then conducted.
Upon completion of the survey, SOCOTEC’s Asbestos team provided details in relation to the risks posed by the asbestos containing materials and recommended actions prior to the refurbishment taking place, which would help to safeguard the building’s occupants and minimise the risk of damaging, disturbing and subsequently inhaling the hazardous fibrous mineral.
David Gough, managing director, Environment & Safety, SOCOTEC UK, said: “We are delighted to have carried out this refurbishment survey on behalf of The Whitechapel Centre, helping their premises to remain fully compliant with asbestos management legislation and guidelines.
“As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility statement, SOCOTEC is committed to maintaining a safe working environment for all of our clients, and we are proud that the Asbestos team has played its own part in helping the charity to continue supporting those in need of welfare and housing support across Merseyside.”