Asbestos use in the Middle East
Asbestos has been used commercially in the Middle East since the 1960s. The increase in oil and gas exploration within the region at this time led to a rise in the increase in construction and infrastructure projects, which in turn led to an increased asbestos consumption. At one point in time, the Middle East consumed 20% of all of the asbestos produced within the global market.
Despite being banned throughout much of the region, there is evidence that asbestos is still being used in new construction projects, and has a continued legacy issue within existing buildings and facilities. Our team can help you to manage these risks appropriately to ensure the health and safety of your workforce, building occupants and the general public.
Overview of Asbestos management services
We offer a diverse range of asbestos risk management services, tailoring bespoke solutions to even the most demanding of asbestos- related concerns. Through the undertaking of desktop studies, legislative reviews, and site investigations, Anthesis provides clients with cost- effective and regulatory- compliant asbestos solutions that are in line with industry best practice.
Operating to internationally recognized standards, we are able to provide specific asbestos consultancy services to a wide range of organizsations operating in a number of various markets. Working with clients in both the public and private domains, we have significant experience in the residential, commercial, governmental, industrial and petrochemical sectors.
Asbestos inspections and identification
We can provide suitably qualified asbestos consultants that are competent to undertake a range of asbestos surveys, consisting of visual inspections of existing structures and the employment of bulk sampling strategies. We have experience with a whole range of structures including residential, commercial, healthcare, governmental, industrial buildings and offshore platforms. All our sampling procedures and surveys are carried out in line with international standards, and our surveyors are certified by the universally recognized British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). Our services include:
- Asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveys
- Bulk sampling
- Asbestos Management Plans (AMPs)
Asbestos abatement supervision and validation
Anthesis has extensive experience in the supervisory management of asbestos removal and abatement projects. The services that we offer in this field range from the technical specification and tendering of asbestos removal works, through to contractor auditing, supervision and management, and final validation of removal works in the form of visual and air quality assessments.
We are able to ensure a high quality of service through our impartiality and independent validation, carried out to internationally recognized standards. Our services include:
- Asbestos removal project technical specifications
- Removal works tendering and contractor appointment
- Asbestos removal project supervision, management and auditing
- Asbestos removal validation and clearance