There are a number of different ways to remove asbestos. We can recommend the most appropriate for you, the qualifications, insurances, and procedures needed by those who will carry out the works, and the conditions under which it must be done.
You need to also consider whether or not you need air monitoring and which type.
So, the considerations include:
- What type of asbestos?
- What condition is the asbestos in?
- Can it be managed, or does it need to be removed?
- Is it notifiable to the Health & Safety Executive?
- Do you need licensed contractor? What materials are they licensed to work with?
- If it needs to be removed, what is the best technique to be used to achieve the standard required.
- Under what conditions the work must be done?
- Is it ‘notifiable’? This determines e.g. Is a Decontamination unit (DCU) required on site? Where should it be situated? What air monitoring needs to take place and how frequently must it be undertaken?
The final and most important part of the asbestos removal / remediation project (if works are being undertaken under full conditions), is the 4-stage clearance procedure, and issuing a certificate of re-occupation. We would strongly suggest that the UKAS accredited analyst is impartial, and contracted to the client, or asbestos project manager, and not the asbestos removal contractor. There is no legal requirement for this to be so, but it is seen as best practice.
Let us project manage your asbestos removal project, working with highly qualified experts at each stage. Contact us to discuss.