One of the UK’s leading independent asbestos consultancies is making huge inroads into disrupting the way asbestos services are currently delivered across the West Midlands.
West Midlands based Acorn Analytical Services has won top awards for the innovative ways it tackles asbestos which causes a range of serious and fatal diseases.
Its award-winning products and services include its book Asbestos The Dark Arts, which became a Number One Bestseller on Amazon and its Asbestos Knowledge Empire podcasts which have featured in the Top 20 list of business podcasts.
The pioneering firm has also created the UK’s only fully documented and systemised asbestos management process called the Acorn Asbestos Antidote which is revolutionising the way the hidden killer is tackled.
Acorn director Neil Munro said: “The use of asbestos was banned in this country more than 20 years ago but because it was used so heavily throughout the 20th century it’s still present in many of our homes, businesses, schools and public buildings.
“As a result, decades on from the ban we’re still seeing asbestos claiming thousands of people’s lives here every year.
“Unfortunately, too many companies carry out building and maintenance work without first having an asbestos survey to find out if asbestos is present and end up putting people’s lives at risk.
“We’re doing all we can to disrupt this deadly pattern by educating people about the dangers and what they need to do through our bestselling book and informative podcasts.
“We’ve also created the Acorn Asbestos Antidote which takes the headache of asbestos away from busy business owners and managers.”
Acorn created the Acorn Asbestos Antidote to help companies ensure they are complying with asbestos management laws and are protected from prosecution.
It is a step-by-step process which takes companies from non-compliance with the law to full compliance.
During the past year, Acorn has also been offering free asbestos surveys to schools across Birmingham after it emerged that 80 per cent of schools in the city are believed to contain the hazardous substance.