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Asbestos Management and Inspections for Museums and Historic Objects

Asbestos management in museums can be a challenging process, working in historic buildings with precious objects. Our experience in this sector is unrivalled: we have specifically trained teams dedicated to working in museums with historic collections.

From assessment through to project completion, our qualified asbestos inspectors are experienced in inspecting and assessing museum buildings, plant, equipment and old objects. We pay particular care and attention to historically important and grade-listed locations to minimise damage, whilst maximising the value of report results.

Kadec’s experience with both estates and collections departments is reflected by our assistance to create guidelines for asbestos management for historic objects in ‘HSG264 Asbestos - The Survey Guide’.

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Historic Objects

Historic collections are an important part of our nation’s heritage. Being able to display objects in a museum is critical for telling stories about our past and informing the future. However, many objects contain hazardous materials that must be managed in line with EU Regulations and labelled accordingly. We identify and manage the risks to ensure such objects can still be used in museum displays.

Kadec has developed best-practice procedures for managing asbestos in historic objects. Our unique Preliminary Asbestos Risk Assessment Checklist (PaRAC) can be conducted by collections staff to help identify potential asbestos containing materials.

This is a risk-free desktop exercise, used away from the object, which can be filed with the object records for future reference and form part of the asbestos register for the collections.

Interactive PaRAC for Museums Historic Collections