Asbestos Board Droitwich, Worcestershire

Hole in Asbestos Insulation BoardOur senior surveyor is currently on site at a hotel in Droitwich, Worcestershire.

Whilst examining a stairwell at the property she found asbestos insulation board (containing Amosite (brown) and Chrysotile (white) asbestos) positioned behind a fire door.

A rough hole had been cut into the board so that the door handle sat in it properly. This was found to be the case on all of the floors of the hotel.

If you look closely at the photograph opposite you can visibly see the fibres in the board which get disturbed every time the door is opened.  Also note the boarding dust on the door handle which will have been transferred by people opening and closing the door.