Using its extensive experience, AV Asbestos provides a professional value-for-money comprehensive asbestos management service, tackling all kinds and scales of asbestos contamination. Our range of services are given on the services page.
AV Asbestos undertakes work in the United Kingdom; where we have a comprehensive understanding of the working practices and regulations. However, we are happy to undertake specifically commissioned projects in other countries.
We are based near London in Reading, Berkshire, and have associated offices throughout the country. For our domestic clients we cover London, Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire.
We use English as our business language.
AV Asbestos Limited is a member of ACAD, the Asbestos Control and Abatement Division of the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA). ACAD promotes exacting standards in our industry and represents the industry to Government. Importantly, ACAD vets all the surveyors that apply for membership, and checks the validity of their documentation.
We are also a member of the Asbestos Surveyors Association (ASA). The ASA is a group of UK asbestos survey and control specialists. The ASA arranges free seminars about dealing with asbestos, and offers a national support network to its members.
AV Asbestos is a limited company and registered for VAT; its details are given on the legal page.
I began my working life as an apprentice with the gas board moving up through the ranks of team leader to supervisor/manager and taking redundancy in 1998.
I then ran pubs for a couple of years before moving into demolition and asbestos.
I started work in the asbestos industry as a removal operative in 2000, quickly promoted through to Supervisor, Operations Manager and onto Director of an asbestos removal company.
Left to gain experience of different working practices within the industry and joined AV Asbestos as Operations Manager in 2011 carrying out surveys to all types of properties including schools, hospitals, factories, listed buildings, churches as well as all types of domestic property.
I took over upon the retirement of James Sykes and am now running Mark Clifford Surveys Ltd (Trading as AV Asbestos) and continuing to work with the many companies and friends I have gained over the years as well as promoting the company to achieve new business.
I work closely with licensed asbestos removal companies to provide a complete service from survey to completion, whether it be management of existing asbestos or removal for refurbishment or demolition.
2001 Assessed and approved to be Asbestos Removal Supervisor (ACAD).
2002 Assessed and approved to be Demolition Operative 3 (Topman) CCDS.
2003 Achieved Asbestos Manager (AAA).
2007 Achieved NFDC Demolition Supervisor.
August 2008 NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.
Feb 2009 P402 BOHS Asbestos Surveyor Certificate.
Feb 2015 Safeguarding Children Course.
Apr 2017 First Aid at Work Certificate.
Feb 2019 CITB Touch Screen Health & Safety Test Skilled Worker Asbestos Surveyor ACAD 10003813.
March 2019 Enhanced DBS Certificate 001651131417.
Sept 2019 Renewed Technician Membership IOSH.
We work to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations and guidelines. AV Asbestos is a member of Asbestos Control and Abatement Division (ACAD) of the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA).