Facilities management (FM) encompasses a range of disciplines and services to ensure the functionality, safety and efficiency of a built environment such as buildings and grounds, infrastructure and real estate.
At Lucion we understand that asbestos management is a key concern for FM providers and this is compounded by there being many challenges faced by FM managers relating to asbestos, including appointing your contractors and consultants, managing your asbestos registers and ensuring that your policies and procedures relating to asbestos are maintained and in line with regulations.
As the UKs leading asbestos management services provider, we are therefore an essential member of FM providers’ supply chain and support them to operate and manage their properties and assets safely and in line with the control of asbestos regulations 2012. Regardless of the size and complexity of your property portfolio, we can help you with your asbestos compliance needs, from surveys and air testing, to asbestos management plans, training and database management.
Our network of 12 offices are strategically located throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and we have a large workforce of over 380 staff, meaning we are truly national service providers. The size and scale of our resources and operations allow us to deliver asbestos management services on a national scale using local resources, meaning we can support both regional and national FM providers, with streamlined and consistent delivery processes that make compliance far easier to manage.
With such extensive resources across the UK, from Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Cardiff and London, we can schedule surveys and re-inspections for large scale programmes using multiple site teams to deliver works simultaneously without straining our resources. We can also be on-site at one of your sites very quickly (within 4 hours if on mainland UK) to provide expert advice, risk assessment, sampling and air testing if required in the event of a potential incident.
Our dedicated Account Managers will liaise with your building managers and supervisors to plan all on-site services and coordinate attendance around any site occupant activities. We understand the importance of working collaboratively to design a programme of work based on timescales to suit you and the needs of each individual site whilst ensuring effectiveness and standard of the works being delivered. Our team will also collaborate with your personnel to take into account key factors at the planning stage including safety controls and site occupants, eliminating any potential risks during the survey works onsite.
When on-site our Lead Surveyors will liaise with your building managers and supervisors during their daily activities to provide reports on progress against agreed programmes and to highlight and resolve any issues with access, ensuring potential delays are mitigated as soon as possible. Where we find any high risk issues our Lead Surveyors will notify your personnel immediately and advise on the best course of action to mitigate any risk in the short to medium term.
Where Lucion provides unmatched added value for FM providers is with our online, cloud-based asbestos and compliance management software, NexGen. The portal provides real-time reporting and analysis of asbestos risk across all your sites, using live data so it is always up to date and shows the current asbestos register for your sites. Using the system, analytical results can be provided to you and members of your supply chain allowing immediate decisions to be made and for you sites to resume as normal as quickly as possible.
Developed in-house, with Lucion’s NexGen software your data does not pass through third party software companies. Our business runs on NexGen, so you have peace of mind knowing that we continually invest in improving the software and our security measures for both the benefit of our clients and the sustainability of Lucion’s future.
Our mission statement ‘making the world a safer place to live’ reflects a collective commitment to ensure we highlight and help to make safe any safety issues we identify on-site. Whilst our duty on-site is to safely inspect, test and consult on asbestos and other hazardous materials where required, we will also notify you and your FM teams of any other at risk behaviour observed on-site, thereby supporting you in better managing safety on your sites.
Lucion has remained operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, completing works under new restrictions, ensuring that our staff remain safe and do not spread the virus while working on-site. We adopt 2m social distancing when on-site and decontaminate areas before and after completing works to ensure safety of other site occupants.