The UK banned asbestos in 1999, although it still appears as a result of renovations or on demolished sites. It is hazardous to remove and presents serious health risks. We can provide non-licensed removal and have partnerships throughout the UK & Ireland to deal with licensed removal.
It was used for insulation, fire-proofing, roofing, floor tiles, wall panels and much more. Moving it without the proper controls in place can result in a release of fibres into the air, and this is where the health hazard comes in. Fibres can become lodged in the lungs and over time cause breathing difficulties and even mesothelioma (lung cancer).
Removal falls under two categories, licensed and non-licensed. The risk associated with the removal of the asbestos determines the type of work that it is. A primary example of work that we conduct is the removal of fragments from contaminated soils, which typically falls under non-licensed removal.
Licensed work involves the removal of higher-risk asbestos materials such as spray coatings, fine debris or loose-fill insulation. If we believe there may be a mixture of the two types, we will engage one of our partners to assist us with the removal.
If you think you have asbestos that requires removal or presents a hazard, get in contact, and we can investigate and advise of the options that are available to you.