ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Thinking of taking your chances working with asbestos? Many construction workers and home owners are unaware whether they have or are working with asbestos. Asbestos can cause many serious diseases which can often go Asbestos Removalun-noticed until it’s too late. Don’t delay any longer, we can remove all asbestos in a professional and reliable manner.

Our expertise in working with asbestos means that you can be assured of the safety, speed, cost effectiveness and legal and regulatory compliance of any asbestos removal project we undertake for you.

Our approach to asbestos removal and disposal is designed to ensure home life/business continuity with an aim to avoid disruption to your household/business and surrounding communities. This is achieved by ensuring the work is planned through effective communication lines with all parties.

WHERE IS ASBESTOS FOUND?

Please click on the link to go to the HSE website for further information of where asbestos can be found.

Examples of items we remove:

• Asbestos roofsAsbestos removal Somerset
• Asbestos garage/sheds
• Texture coating (artex)
• Vinyl floor tiles
• Rain water goods
• Storage heaters
• Water tanks
• Small demolition work

We document everything we do with detailed method statements and risk assessments and manage our projects in strict compliance with current industry legislation, codes of practice and HSE guidance. A rigorous regime of internal and external audit ensures quality control procedures are maintained at every stage.

CHANGES IN THE ABSESTOS REGULATIONS 2012

The control of asbestos regulations 2012 came into force on 6th April 2012, updating previous asbestos regulations to take account of the European Commission’s view that the UK had not fully implemented the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos.

“NON NOTIFABLE NON LICENSED WORK (NNLW)”

http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/licensing/notifiable-non-licensed-work.htm
All non-licensed work needs to be carried out with the appropriate controls in place. But for notifiable non-licensed work (NNLW), asbestos removal companies also have additional requirements to:
• notify work with asbestos to the relevant enforcing authority
• ensure medical examinations are carried out and maintain registers or work (health records)

In practice the changes are fairly limited. They mean that some types of non-licensed work with asbestos now have additional requirements – notification of work, medical surveillance and record keeping. All other requirements remain unchanged.

Is my work NNLW?

Whether a type of asbestos work is either licensable, NNLW or non-licensed work has to be determined in each case and will depend on the type of work you are getting to carry out, the type of material you are going to work on and its condition. The identification of the type of asbestos contacting material (ACM) to be worked on an assessment of its condition are important parts of your risk assessment, which needs to be completed before you start work

It may sound obvious, but an integral part of a complete asbestos management service is the ability to ensure that any identified asbestos is removed and disposed of safely and responsibly. As part of our asbestos project management services First Call offers safe, secure and reliable asbestos removal services through one of our trusted asbestos removal partners.