Entries by mark

Summit Environmental become CHAS Accredited

Summit Environmental recently applied for CHAS accreditation, today we received our certificate!! For those not in construction, what exactly is CHAS accreditation? CHAS Accreditation CHAS stands for the: Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme What does CHAS do? The purpose of CHAS is to help both buyers and suppliers in the assessment of health and […]

Brighton Marathon 2020

On April 19th one of our Directors Mark Elwell is running the Brighton Marathon in aid of Kangaroo’s. “Kangaroos is a great local charity, with funding for all charities being reduced, corporate and business support plays a huge role in helping charities like kangaroos make a real difference” The link to our just giving page […]

Upgrading our Surveying with Flow Asbestos Surveying Software

Summit Environmental has chosen Flow Surveying Software, developed by Flow Software Solutions, as our surveying software. After evaluating other software products on the market, we were impressed by the speed and ease of use of the Flow Surveying App. Our investment in this software will help Summit Environmental’s goal to reach a million pounds in […]

Summit Environmental proudly sponsors Kangaroos Silver Ball

Summit Environmental is proud to be one of the sponsors at Kangaroo’s forthcoming silver charity ball on Saturday 23rd November at the wonderful Buxted Park Hotel. Mid Sussex charity, Kangaroos provides clubs and trips out for children and young adults with a range of learning disabilities and valuable respite for over 230 families. There are […]

Compliance with The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR, 2012)

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR, 2012) The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 covers work with asbestos, and licensing of asbestos-removal activities. Regulation 4 contains an explicit duty on the owners and occupiers of non-domestic premises, who have maintenance and repair responsibilities, to assess and manage the risks from the presence of asbestos. The ‘duty […]

Lead Containing Materials

Lead Containing Materials Most old paintwork is likely to have some lead content and the older the paintwork the higher that lead content is likely to be. Lead-based paint in the United Kingdom was banned from sale in 1992; therefore lead may be present in historic building stock prior to 1992 under modern coverings and […]

What is ‘asbestos abatement’ and ‘asbestos remediation’?

What is ‘asbestos abatement’ and ‘asbestos remediation’? Some Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) are more vulnerable to damage and therefore more likely to release fibres than others. ACM’s which are in good condition, sealed and/or repaired are unlikely to be disturbed and can be left in situ. When ACM’s are disturbed, they are likely to release […]

What are Deleterious Materials?

What are Deleterious Materials? Deleterious materials are materials or building techniques that are dangerous to health, environmentally unfriendly, tend to fail in practice or can be susceptible to change over the lifetime of the material. Every year, thousands of workers are made unwell by hazardous substances; this includes workers contracting lung diseases such as asthma […]

What is asbestos surveying?

What is asbestos surveying? The purpose of an asbestos survey is to help manage asbestos in the duty holder’s premises. The survey has to provide sufficient information for an asbestos register and plan to be prepared, a suitable risk assessment to be carried out and a written plan to manage the risks to be produced. […]

What is asbestos and why is it dangerous?

WHAT IS ASBESTOS? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral and was widely used in the construction of buildings. Asbestos was included in a huge number of construction products, for a very diverse range of uses, often centred around fireproofing or insulation purposes. Is asbestos not a historical problem? Asbestos is still widely present today. Potentially […]