If you are carrying out a demolition project on a building or structure that was built before the 1990s, you will need to have an asbestos survey and removal arranged to ensure that there is no asbestos present in the building. Unfortunately, asbestos was used as a material for insulation right up until the 1990s and asbestos that was used as insulation in the 1980s was infused in cement (making demolition projects highly dangerous as demolished cement can spread the asbestos into the atmosphere.) Asbestos is now banned as an insulation material and there are stringent laws dictating how asbestos is handled and identified as well as dictating where it can be disposed of safely. RM Penny has offered asbestos removals and surveys in Bath and the surrounding areas for decades and our team of qualified asbestos removal specialists are fully trained to safely survey and remove asbestos from your site. In this article, we will discuss the dangers of asbestos as well as why you need to have an asbestos survey and removal carried out if it’s likely there is asbestos in a building or buildings that you are looking to demolish. If you are looking for asbestos removal in Bath or asbestos removal in Bath Somerset then ensure that you contact RM Penny using a contact form on our website or telephone our team now on: 01761 241387
Asbestos needs to be removed from buildings safely with an asbestos survey and removal service because asbestos causes an array of lung cancers and lung diseases. The fibres that are released when a asbestos is dormant in the air (typically from asbestos being broken such as a board being snapped or removed,) can be inhaled which makes fibres stick in the lungs. Over the course of many years, the symptoms of the disease begin to appear and many of these diseases are terminal. This is why it’s highly important to have asbestos surveys and removals carried out on buildings that pre-date the 1990s. This is a requirement for demolition projects as a demolition of a building that did contain asbestos would spread the fibres all over the vicinity. It’s also a risk for workers working within a building, as the fibres could be present within the building and these could also be inhaled. If there are any suspicions about asbestos being present in a building that is set for demolition then an asbestos survey and removal (if asbestos is discovered) must be carried out.
You should be worried about asbestos if you have entered a building that could have contained asbestos fibres. If you are looking to carry out a demolition project then you shouldn’t be worried if you carry out an asbestos survey and asbestos removal. We remove all of the stress that can be involved with the dangers of asbestos by offering a clear and concise asbestos survey and removal service. Asbestos removal plays a key role in many demolition projects and is required before a demolition takes place. We carry out the whole process for you from the testing stage to organising a legal disposal of all asbestos that is removed. You need not be worried about asbestos in a building that you are demolishing when you work in partnership with RM Penny. We manage the entire process complying to all regulations that are required and we will arrange and manage the removal of all licensed and non-notifiable asbestos from your site. Our team includes a BOHS P402 surveyor and our operatives are category B trained to ensure that they can remove non-licensed asbestos. We employ and mange licensed contractors to remove notifiable asbestos to make your site safe. Certain conditions need to be met during the transporting and disposal process which we will also carry out for you.
The October edition of our asbestos removal article investigates asbestos removal before a demolition project.
As we have discussed, Asbestos was heavily used in construction and as an insulation material from the 1950s to the mid 1980s. It’s estimated that there’s still many thousands of tonnes of asbestos still present in buildings in the UK with over half a million non-domestic premises suspected of still containing asbestos. Due to the widespread use of asbestos, you cannot presume that any building that is pre-2000 does not contain asbestos and you will need to arrange for an asbestos survey to be carried out before any major demolition work goes forward. The following materials may contain asbestos when carrying out a demolition project:
It is a legal requirement to remove most of the asbestos-containing materials from buildings before demolition is carried out. This is because of the fact that asbestos fibres can be sprayed into the air and can cause a variety of lung diseases if inhaled. It is thought that there are around 4000 deaths per year that are due to asbestos exposure.
The disposal and transportation of asbestos also understandably requires certain conditions to be met to make sure that this dangerous material is handled and deposed of correctly. Ensuring that the asbestos that is present in the building that you are planning to demolish a building during a demolition project. As discussed, we can arrange for the safe transportation and disposal of asbestos to ensure that you are in compliance with the requirements of disposing of asbestos. Our empaled and managed licensed contractors are employed to remove any notifiable asbestos and to ensure that you are disposing of asbestos correctly and safely. As certain conditions need to be met when removing asbestos, we will make sure that this is carried out during your demolition project that involves asbestos. We will make sure that this is carried out safely and in accordance with all regulations that are related to the safe handling and disposal of asbestos and asbestos related materials. Although it may seem stressful to remove asbestos due to the fact that it is a highly dangerous material, we will make the process as stress-free as possible when surveying the building that you are demolishing as well as arranging for the removal and transportation of asbestos. If you are concerned about asbestos within your project then it’s highly recommended to arrange for an asbestos survey or asbestos removal. This will ensure that asbestos is removed safely and legally and allows you to carry on with the project at hand.
If you are demolishing a building then enquire with our asbestos removal team in Bath today. We have surveyed numerous sites and removed countless amounts of asbestos from the decades of experience that we have as asbestos removers. We will ensure that you have a transparent service when we carry out a survey and removal on your site and will keep you informed at every step of the way. If you require an asbestos removal survey in Bath then contact our team of experienced asbestos removers today. Contact our team using a contact form found on our website or ensure that you contact our team directly by telephone today by calling: 01761 241387
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