Kershaw Pick up Contract fit for a King (Street)

December 07 2017

Kershaw Contracting Services are delighted to have been awarded the contract to carry out over 230 full asbestos management surveys on behalf of King Street Housing in Cambridge.

The management surveys form part of King Street Housings ongoing asbestos management plan and the legal duty to regularly inspect any asbestos that may be present within the buildings.

Paul Meek, Surveying Manager, Kershaw Contracting Services said “It is really important for organisations such as King Street Housing to arrange for regular asbestos management survey. The purpose is to locate, as far as practical, the presence of asbestos containing materials, and assess if it could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy.” He continued “these surveys form part of an organisations legal duty to manage asbestos, and we are delighted that, as a UKAS accredited asbestos survey company, we are able to help King Street Housing meet this requirement.”

As part of the survey process Kershaw Contracting Services will identify suspected ACMs, and where there is a requirement send samples to be handled by the UKAS testing laboratory – a completely independent laboratory, where the samples will be analysed and stored.

Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, any person who is responsible for commercial non-domestic or domestic properties (common areas) is required by law to identify and safely manage any asbestos within the building. Any buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000 may contain asbestos.

King Street Housing are a registered provider of social housing based in the centre of the historic university city of Cambridge. The Society was founded in 1966 by members of the University to provide much-needed affordable housing for local residents.  The Society now manages over 600 homes and provides rent guarantee schemes for three local authorities.