At Envirosavers Limited, we take the removal of asbestos quite seriously. As this can be a dangerous and delicate task, we only employ the use of trained professionals who are adequately qualified within this demanding field. We are also accredited by a number of official protocols such as ISO 9001, CHAS, ACAD and the South Wales Construction Safety Group.
In our latest article we address some of the most common questions we get asked by our customers – giving you all the information you need to make informed decisions all in one place. We would also recommend viewing the video below, reading the Health & Safety Executive’s asbestos guidance here, and also checking their asbestos web app.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring material that we used for decades as an efficient form of insulation as well as within other locations such as roofs, ceiling tiles and floors. Unfortunately, this substance breaks down over time and fibres within the air pose grave health risks.
What is an Asbestos Survey?
An asbestos survey is carried out by our trained team to ascertain the presence of this substance. This provides sufficient information in order to put forth a management plan as well as a thorough risk assessment. Such a survey is always required before any physical removal begins.
What Happens During Asbestos Removal?
This is the most critical part of the operation. As there is a risk that further fibres may be released into the air, the location will normally be cordoned off from the public.
In addition, workers are required by law to wear certain gear such as respiratory protective equipment (RPE) as well as full body suits. They will be monitored by an on-site physician as well. Obviously, a valid licence is required during this task.
What are the Asbestos-Related Health Risks?
There are numerous risks associated with long-term exposure to asbestos. Notably, a condition known as mesothelioma can occur along with various forms of lung cancer (as well as other types). A scarring of the lungs can additionally present itself as a result.
Thanks to our experience at Envirosavers Limited, all clients can remain confident that this dangerous substance will no longer pose a health threat. If you believe that asbestos may be located on your property or if you wish to contact us and begin the assessment process, we will be more than happy to answer any additional questions which you may have.