SOCOTEC’s asbestos team has secured two three-year framework agreements with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Under the first contract, SOCOTEC will provide management, refurbishment and demolition surveys, and the second requires the firm‘s asbestos team to undertake annual reinspections. Both will be delivered across several properties run by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board from December 2020 to December 2023.
The deal includes an extension option for another two years.
The firm’s asbestos operatives will carry out the following works as part of the framework agreements:
- Annual reinspections of all asbestos-containing materials (ACMs);
- Photographing all inspected ACMs;
- Accessing and examining all ‘no access’ or previously unsurveyed areas where practicable;
- Reassessing/resampling presumed ACMs to ascertain their asbestos content;
- Personal air monitoring when assessing regulation 18 asbestos areas and reassurance air monitoring on completion;
- Keeping MiCAD updated for the duration of the project;
- Bringing potentially friable ACMs/ACMs in poor condition to the attention of the asbestos management team upon identification; and
- Additional sampling in areas where current information is insufficient (such as plant rooms).
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board provides a range of technical and administrative frontline services (including health centres, public health and community care) to more than 445,000 people across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Nick Harper, operations director, Asbestos, said: “SOCOTEC’s latest framework agreement win demonstrates the consistently high standard of asbestos management and consultancy services that we offer to our clients. The contract has further strengthened our presence within the healthcare sector, and we look forward to providing a programme of surveying and reinspection works to help Cardiff and Vale University Health Board remain fully compliant with asbestos management regulations.”
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