The following query was received by a Norac Member:
One of our clients is about to replace all of the safes in their retail units, approx 300 sites. Most have a safe unit which has been presumed ACM – some attempt to record the manufacturer and model has been collected but this has still not helped with trying to determine if the Safe is asbestos containing.
Our client has queried if there is a cost effective way to determine if these safes are asbestos containing, via a sampling exercise of each different safe unit (and we all know how many different safe models are out there). Has anyone intrusively inspected a safe? what method/equipment/provisions were required. Does the cost outweigh that of disposing the safe directly as an ACM.
The response can be seen within the attached document.