Asbestos removal should only be attempted by qualified persons, trained and experienced in the appropriate safe working methods for asbestos, using appropriate specialist equipment.
At Sarum Asbestos, we believe in providing our client with value for money. Many common asbestos problems can be solved easily and without unnecessary expense. We offer a responsible and reliable asbestos removal service across the south of the UK including Dorset, Hampshire Southampton, Oxford and beyond.
Before starting asbestos removal work, asbestos products require analysis and assessment to determine the potential for fibre release, the appropriate removal method and the measures necessary to control exposure to asbestos fibres.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 details the current legislative classifications for asbestos removal which now fall into the following categories:
This includes products where asbestos is contained in a more stable form or matrix which will significantly reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres, if disturbed.
Other asbestos products fall into either of the categories below and involve a qualified professional carrying out an assessment of the product, based on analysis and condition, to establish its stability and the appropriate classification for removal
Asbestos products assessed to be of a lower risk of fibre release, provided they are removed following HSE guidelines and safe working methods, fall into this category. The HSE require prior notification of removal of asbestos products within this category.
Products assessed to be a higher risk fall into this category. Governance involves following strict procedures and safe working methods to control release of asbestos fibres during removal. The HSE require prior notification and work cannot progress until a licence has been granted to proceed.
However, Asbestos in good condition should remain in place. It can be managed and monitored for any deterioration or damage. Asbestos removal will need to be considered where a product has been damaged or is due to be disturbed whilst carrying out work.
Based in Salisbury, Sarum Asbestos Ltd work with national and local clients and are conveniently located on the Wiltshire and Hampshire border between Southampton and Swindon, within easy reach of Southern and Central UK. We provide asbestos removal and asbestos surveys throughout the UK.