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Asbestos Best Practices

If you have an older building or property that you are thinking about renovating then it could be possible that you will come across asbestos at some point. It is important not to remove any of this yourself and it could be extremely dangerous to you and anyone around you. You will need to call in the professionals to assess the damage and then have the asbestos removed as quickly as possible.

It is important to make sure that you hire someone that is qualified to work with asbestos when asbestos is present. Not everyone is, so even if something needs drilling, removing, breaking or even cleaning, if they are not licenced then they cannot carry out any of these types of jobs. Please make sure you are hiring a qualified professional before any work is carried out.

It is against the law to re-use anything that has come into contact with asbestos. Even if work has been carried out using coveralls, these cannot be used again. These and anything containing asbestos that has been removed must be wrapped up twice in heavy duty plastic bags, then labelled and disposed of properly. There are appropriate waste facilities especially for this.

Once we have removed any asbestos from a property, it is likely that you will need our reinstatement services afterwards. The need to hire another company to do this is unnecessary. We can complete any work straight away and because we know the extent of the damage and where the damage is, it can be addressed quickly.

We have been in this industry for many years and have gained a great reputation for our outstanding work. We hope to carry this on for many years to come. We are happy with our re-designed website and hope to help many more of our clients with any asbestos related problems.

By | 2017-09-16T00:57:48+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Asbestos, Reinstatement, Removal|

The HSE Policy Division update on the New Regulations

The HSE has issued the following:

“Subject to Parliamentary approval, the revised Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 are due to come into force on 6 April 2012, the common commencement date. The new Regulations are being made in order to comply with a legal opinion issued by the European Commission which found the previous asbestos regulations had not fully implemented the relevant Directive.

The main change is that employers carrying out some types of non-licensed work will now be required to notify that work, ensure workers have medical examinations at least once every 3 years and to keep a record of the work done by each worker.

There will be a three year transition period to 30 April 2015, before the new requirement for workers carrying out some types of non-licensed work to have a medical examination comes into force. The core requirements of the existing regulations to carry out a risk assessment, plan work, put in place suitable control measures and train workers are all unchanged, The work for which a licence is required is also unchanged as are the requirements relating to licensed workers. Guidance to explain the changes will be provided on HSE’s website in due course”

By | 2017-09-16T00:57:48+00:00 October 25th, 2015|Regulations|