There are a range of asbestos removal options. There are different techniques, and different conditions under which the work must be done.
An asbestos removal project manager can bring significant value in ensuring that the work is done in the best way for your property and / or business, and in a considerate way; minimising disruption, but also minimising risk of exposure for all parties.
This removes you the client from the responsibility of coordinating the remedial works, from tender stage through to completion and dealing with day to day issues while the work is undertaken.
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At Environmental Inspection we believe that having a widely qualified, highly experienced, objective project manager will make sure the project is completed on time, within budget, inline with current regulations , to the standard that would be expected and most importantly without incident.
Going direct to a single contractor can produce conflicts of interest. How does their skillset match your specific requirements? What is their knowledge of the wider considerations? Regulations? Options? Managing the project? Understanding asbestos and its management, beyond just the removal? Even just in relation to the survey, there is the question of how comprehensive this will be.
Going direct to the asbestos analysts will get you valid results, but there are a range of potential issues that may arise as they too are not truly independent when managing the overall project. You may as well have effective, independent project management from the start.
Asbestos remedial / removal projects are a time consuming, expensive and high liability exercise to undertake. As with any special project, specification, procurement and management of the works should be undertaken, or at least supervised, by an experienced, qualified expert.
There is also the issue of how the removal will be carried out, should this be necessary. Will you have a choice over who does the work? Will it be who you think it is? Will they be focussed on your needs? Will they minimise disruption to your business, by timing and carrying out the work according to your day to day operations? If the analyst is hiring the contractor (most likely), do you know what their selection criteria are?
Then there is the issue of ‘passing off’ the job afterwards (4 stage clearance), and declaring the site safe again. How impartially is this done? Will you be alerted to anything else that might need to be done? If you have ever known a building have repeated asbestos removal work done in the same place, then this is why. They have had contractors doing piecemeal work only, and not looking after the interests of the business owner and occupiers. Having an independent project manager who is highly experienced with 4 stage clearances is important. They can double check the work, so you know that it is done as per the specification and to the standards you expect.
What does an asbestos project manager do?
Most clients will need a survey, including sample and testing for anything that is suspected to contain asbestos. Then potentially there is remedial work, to allow long-term management of asbestos, or total removal if deemed necessary. This is where specialist asbestos removal project management can assist you. Arranging and coordinating asbestos remedial / removal works is a time consuming, expensive, and high-liability exercise. It’s also a specialised field – the second most regulated industry in the UK. Environmental Inspection are experts in this field, with a proven track record of successful project management, from specifications to site completion works.
Environmental Inspection will coordinate the work of different, specialist contractors, ensuring that your needs and interests are at the centre of everything that is done. We ensure that there is consideration of the wider implications for you, your property and your business for minimal disturbance.
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Having a regular presence on site, including at all key stages of the works, and a consistent advisor and coordinator can help to make the potentially complex simple for you. Also, we can ensure that work is done once and done correctly, according to the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, and all safety guidelines.
Let us guide you impartially through the process. Talk to us about your project.
Procurement and tender documents
Tendering of specialist services should be carefully done. The specification must be sufficiently detailed to ensure all responding companies have the same understanding of what they are dealing with and how it will be remediated.
Environmental Inspection can bring experience across the full project lifecycle, and as a site analysts on all kinds of project, to ensure you get the best job done, without over-paying.
Being fully qualified to advise on best options from remediation for management, to total removal, taking into account many factors, allows us to advise and engage, to provide a detailed specification for the works, which will be fully complaint with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
The specification is extremely important, so that the contractors know exactly what they are tendering for, how they will undertake the work, in which order works will be undertaken, and site-specific details.
We can assist with the procurement process, including evaluation of tender bids, and appointing the asbestos contractor, and asbestos analyst. Full costs of the project are known before the work commences.