Informing the club's development project.
Troon Amateur Football Club is a FA Charter standard development club that is growing from strength to strength. They have two senior teams in the Trelawney League, three teams in the Cornwall disAbility League and fourteen youth teams in the Kernow League. They also have a proactive walking football group, with members between the ages of 50 and 76.
They promote competitive, sporting football with a strong emphasis on respect and enjoyment. The club is well supported and has exciting plans for their site at Troon in Cornwall. There are plans to demolish the existing clubhouse and replace this with a new, purpose built building. They are also improving the changing rooms and expanding their car park.
Club owners and managers have a duty to protect any person, staff or member of the public from exposure to asbestos. To safeguard all people at the club and to ensure their compliance with their duty as outlined in the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012, Troon AFC contacted Scientific Services.
Their planned refurbishment and demolition project was discussed in detail. This initial consultancy confirmed that prior to the commencement of work at Troon AFC’s site, a refurbishment and demolition survey was needed.
A refurbishment and demolition survey is intrusive and helps the duty holder to identify asbestos in their premises. Our asbestos surveyor attended site at a convenient time to ensure that any planned activities were not interrupted. Their thorough survey identified all potential asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) within the clubhouse and changing room. A number of samples were collected during the survey and these were transported to our in-house, UKAS accredited asbestos testing laboratory.
Our team of analysts completed the required asbestos tests using polarised light microscopy. Having an in-house testing laboratory enabled us to prioritise the samples and process the results quickly. A fast turnaround on the results and report, has ensured that the club can continue to progress their project without any unwanted delays.
The report provided confirms what asbestos will be affected by the planned developments and identifies those that need to be removed. This information will inform the club’s tendering process for asbestos removal works.
The development of Troon AFC’s facilities is being funded through in-house fundraising, sponsorships and grant funding schemes. To support the club in its plans, we have completed the survey at a discounted rate. We wanted to work with their team and help them to deliver their project to their members and wider communities.
“Excellent service from initial contact, to site visit and follow up survey report. The process was efficient and the asbestos surveyor was professional. We are very happy with the advice given.” Jason Smeeth, Troon AFC.
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