Herefordshire Samaritans | Asbestos Management Survey | Hereford

In March 2021 EMS undertook a management asbestos survey on behalf of the Herefordshire Samaritans at their base in Berrington Street, Hereford.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, EMS offered to undertake the asbestos management survey free of charge. EMS wanted to give something back to the charity as our way of saying thank you for the work they undertake to support the community of Herefordshire, and across the UK and ROI.

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Every seven seconds somebody in the UK contacts Samaritans for help. Whether by phone, email, or letter (and in non-Covid times face to face) Samaritan volunteers are available to support anyone struggling, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They also support people through their new self-help app. For anyone going through difficult times, contacting Samaritans volunteers who offer non-judgemental, confidential emotional support, no matter how large or small the issue, can really help.

Samaritans have been established for over 65 years and, whilst not a religious organisation, was founded in 1953 in London by a vicar named Chad Varah. It has grown into the service it is today with more than 20,000 volunteers and over 200 branches across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Our local branch in Herefordshire will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022.

At a time where many of us have faced difficult circumstances due to the impact of Covid-19 in the past year, Samaritans volunteers have worked tirelessly to support the people who need them. EMS recognises the huge role Samaritans and their volunteers have played in supporting the country during the last 12 months and we were grateful to be able to help our local branch through offering our services for free.

The asbestos management survey was undertaken on the building in Hereford City Centre as part of ongoing compliance to asbestos regulations including CAR2012. The survey indicated that no asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) were found during the survey.

An asbestos management survey is the standard visual and sampling survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) present in the building and assess if these could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy. This also includes foreseeable maintenance and installation. The management survey will also assess the ACM’s condition.

EMS are very pleased to be able to support Samaritans and thank them for all the valuable work they do to support our community here in Herefordshire, and across the country.

Anyone can contact Samaritans free of charge, any time, from any phone on 116 123, via email by post Freepost SAMARITANS LETTERS

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