Entries by mark

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and goodbye 2020, what a year its been! We thought we would start with a brief review of our year. Asbestos We have been pleased to help so many clients with asbestos surveys, asbestos testing, asbestos remediation management across London and the South East including Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, as far as Plymouth, […]

Are asbestos home testing kits reliable? – Q and A

In this guide we discuss everything you need to know about asbestos testing kits and evaluate just how effective, reliable, and safe they really are. Asbestos is class 1 carcinogen and can cause significant health problems for anyone who is exposed to it. Exposure to asbestos is known to cause or be associated with lung […]

Is an asbestos survey required and if so, what type of survey?

What age is the property? Buildings built after 2000, then Asbetsos Containing Materials (ACMs) should not have been used, as use of any asbestos banned in 1999.   Is there any existing previous asbestos information or register? Check for previous reports, building registers or asbetsos remediation documents present. If reports are present, check any limitations […]

Two prosecutions by the HSE highlight what asbestos refurbishment and asbetsos demolition surveys do and why they are needed.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 To comply with the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’, you must make sure that the correct asbestos survey is carried out to identify and manage the risk of any ACMs that are present within a building. Therefore, if you own or manage buildings build pre 2000, you need an […]

Fire safety performance of external walls, facades, balconies and the EWS1 Certificate

What is the EWS1 Certificate? The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have issued Advice Notes 14, 18 and 21 for external wall coverings, facades and balconies for residential buildings over 18 metres which has developed into the current External Wall System (EWS) Form. What does the EWS1 Certificate do? The EWS1 Certificate […]

Asbestos management and compliance in schools.

Is your school compliant with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012? A large number of schools and other public buildings contain asbestos – often in the fabric of the building. Its presence alone should not cause concern, provided it is managed properly. Many schools, built before 2000, will contain asbestos, of the 29,000 schools in […]

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 […]