There are a range of asbestos removal options. Depending on the circumstances, there are different techniques and conditions under which the work must be done. And, there is the key decision on whether removal or containment is the best option.
An asbestos remediation and 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, removal, or demolition works, from tender stage through to completion and dealing with day-to-day issues while the work is undertaken.
Our Project Management Services
Shortlisting of Suitable Contractors
Identifying potentially suitable contractors based on the type of work (there are various ways to remove asbestos or contain it or demolish a site).
Producing tender documents and managing the submission and evaluation process.
Selecting and appointing a suitable contractor and asbestos analyst and creating the contract documentation.
Overseeing the Work
Running the project on your behalf.
NEBOSH qualified Health & Safety leaders qualified in all relevant aspects of asbestos.
Meetings and written communication to keep everything on track. Collaborating on various decisions along the way. Dealing with the inevitable challenges.
keeping you aware of the work that is being done on your behalf. Advising on your duties and what is being done to fulfil them.
We have managed projects up to £800k +VAT.
We don’t use freelancers, we use committed companies that we have strong relationships with.
Removing Asbestos - Options
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 / demolition 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 / demolition 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.
What to Expect from our Project Managers
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 the best options from remediation for management, to total removal, or demolition, we will take into account many factors. This allows us to advise and engage, to provide a detailed specification for the works, and fully comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
The specification is extremely important. Contractors will know exactly what they are tendering for, how they will undertake the work, in which order, and any necessary site-specific requests.
Outcomes for you
We will ensure that the whole project is managed in a sophisticated way that is compliant with the relevant legislation and regulations.
This includes completing the ASB5 notification to the HSE or local authority as required.
Smooth, stress-free process
We would advise that having an expert on hand and actively involved in the project is vital to ensure that it goes smoothly.
Best contract management and supplier relations
It is vital to detail in contracts what is and isn’t included. We have seen cases in which clients expected e.g. a ceiling to be replaced after removing it but this was not specified. The contractor should of course be led by the contract.