Asbestos removal contractors
One of the key issues arising in demolition these days is the removal of asbestos. Widely used in construction by previous generations, asbestos is now accepted as the UK’s largest occupational killer and there are strict guidelines for the safe removal and disposal of the material.
Our project engineers initially carry out a full site survey and then report back to the client on the extent of asbestos on the site, how it should be removed and then safely disposed of. We remove or extract it, adhering to all health and safety standards and then remove it from site in our specialist sealed containers. It is disposed of at licensed landfill facilities from which all documentation is provided to comply with environmental, health and safety legislation.
As leading Asbestos Removal Contractor based in the Northwest, we have experience of carrying out asbestos removal services since 1993, as a result of the never ending discovery of the hazardous material in the course of our demolition, dismantling and refurbishment projects.
This part of the business has developed to a level today where we are able to offer a complete service:
Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006, each building owner/occupier has a legal duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties
An asbestos management plan must be produced which must include an asbestos register for the property. A survey of the premises is a mandatory part of the plan.
We are able to provide any level of survey required, up to the Demolition and Refurbishment survey now required prior to the demolition of any building or structure.
This is a legal requirement for the structure in question to be demolished or undergoing a major refurbishment.
It is a common mistake to believe that all ACMs should be removed when encountered.
However, in some cases where these ACMs are in good condition and unlikely to be disturbed, it may be that encapsulation is the most efficient and economical solution.
This could be achieved by applying a simple sealant coating to the material at one end of the spectrum to installing a more robust over-cladding system.
Either of these solutions could provide a responsible building owner/occupier with more than adequate protection and fully meet their legal responsibilities.
Where the ACMs pose a threat to humans with the possible release of fibres, removal is recommended.
Prior to commencing removal, we would produce a work method approved by the Health and Safety Executive (where applicable) and the client`s representative. The removal itself would be undertaken by trained operatives in a controlled environment, in accordance with prevailing legislation and guidelines.
All our operatives employed within the asbestos abatement division are trained to the highest possible industry standards, receiving continual refresher training to keep them fully informed on legislative changes and advances in removal techniques. Management are also ARCA trained and certificated Contract Managers, with Andy Bolton certificated to the associations Director Level. Personnel heath is also continually monitored by external approved doctors’ surgery and our own Occupational Health Nurse.
The material removed is placed into sealed containers for disposal and on completion the area is thoroughly decontaminated and cleaned down. A final inspection is undertaken by a third party, using the four stage clearance protocol before handing back the site to the client.
The subsequent waste material is disposed in accordance with the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 to approved and licensed facilities.
We operate our own vehicle with sealed containers for this activity.
The company will also organise the necessary documentation, including the allocation of the premise code for each site and will provide a full hazardous waste audit trail.
Our associated laboratory services are also UKAS accredited and we are able to offer a Same Day, Next Day, 48 hr and 72 hr services to suit your requirements. If you have bulk sampling demands we can arrange for
ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT SURVEY
A management survey is required for the normal occupancy of a building and for routine and simple maintenance of the building. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence, extent and
A refurbishment / demolition survey is needed before any planned refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs (Asbestos
As a leading Asbestos Removal Contractor, we have experience of carrying out asbestos removal services since 1993, as a result of the never ending discovery of the hazardous material in the course of our
TYPES OF ASBESTOS
Generally containing 10-15% asbestos fibres which are bound in portland cement or calcium silicate. Uncoated sheets, widely used in the past as a building material can be identified as light grey in colour.
ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN
Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence, extent and condition of any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal
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