Asbestos Removal Bridgend Wales (CF31): Each year, according to the official HSE (Health & Safety Executive) figures, around five thousand people die from health problems brought on by exposure to asbestos. If you find that you have asbestos in your Bridgend home, and it needs removing and disposing of, you must seek advice from a specialist in the asbestos sector before starting any work. Even if you think it likely that a material is asbestos during building or renovation work, you have to stop straight away and speak to an asbestos removal company to inspect the materials. You'll need the asbestos removal company to affirm if it is asbestos so as to formulate the correct and safest method of removal and disposal.
Certain asbestos building materials don't call for a licensed asbestos company to handle the disposal. But, due to the long term effects to health from asbestos fibres and dust, it is always good practice to use experienced asbestos removal professionals. There are many laws and regulations in the asbestos industry with which a professional Bridgend asbestos removal contractor has to abide by in order to safely remove of any asbestos products.
THE HEALTH DANGERS OF ASBESTOS
Asbestos when it is left untouched does not carry any health risks. Only when it's scraped or cut can tiny asbestos particles be discharged into the atmosphere. When these fibres enter the lungs by breathing, they can often cause a disease called, asbestosis. It's been found that asbestos particles or fibres are also a contributing factor in lung cancer.
There is no known cure for asbestosis and the scarring to the lungs caused by the asbestos fibres cannot be reversed.
Symptoms for asbestosis could include:
- Extreme Fatigue
- Pain in the Shoulders or Chest
- Acute Shortness of Breath
- Persistent Cough
If you've been in contact with asbestos over time, and you develop any one of these symptoms, you should make an appointment to see your GP and seek expert medical advice.
CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DEALING WITH ASBESTOS
Asbestos was banned from use in 1999 in the UK, although it had not been widely used after around 1985. Anybody owning properties built during this time frame should be cautious when redesigning or doing any construction works due to the increased chances of finding asbestos. It was used as an insulation material in roofs, walls and for pipes, and was also an effective fire proofing material.
Finding asbestos in your property in Bridgend does not necessarily constitute an immediate threat. If you discover your home or business premises has got asbestos insulation or other structural asbestos materials it's only dangerous when it's damaged or interfered with. If you can employ efficient management precautions to ensure the asbestos isn't disturbed in any way, it may be preferable to leave it in place. You should ask for assistance from a certified asbestos removal contractor if you're unclear about the risks of any asbestos in your property in Bridgend.
Specified asbestos materials are of a much higher risk to health than others. For example, pipe lagging, loose fill insulation and asbestos insulation boards are perceived as higher risk than roofing panels and asbestos cement sheets. Only a licensed asbestos removal company in Bridgend will be capable of detecting, removing and disposing of any items containing asbestos, in a safe, secure and environmentally friendly way.
Depending on the type and usage of the property, and whether the asbestos material is of a type that requires an authorised contractor, then the local authority or the Health & Safety Executive should be informed. For all asbestos work there must be compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to limit and prevent an exposure to asbestos fibres and dust.
You should be warned that it is a prosecutable offence to conduct what's considered to be licensed work without having a license.
THE DISPOSAL OF ASBESTOS
After any asbestos product has been stripped away from your Bridgend home it is classed as hazardous waste. There are demanding procedures needed to dispose of any type of hazardous waste, in particular that which contains asbestos products. An experienced asbestos removal contractor in Bridgend will abide by all guidelines and regulations provided by the Health & Safety Executive and the local authority.
A high health risk asbestos products, such as damaged asbestos insulation or loose fibre asbestos, can only be transported from a site using the guidelines laid down by the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act 2009. The CDG 2009 act says that a separate waste carrier's license is required and that the waste has to be removed to a registered hazardous waste disposal facility. Your Bridgend asbestos removal contractor will take responsibility for ensuring this is accomplished correctly, and has to retain all records relating to the work and disposal for no less than three years.
THE PHASES OF WORK
Before any materials that may contain asbestos are removed from your Bridgend property, it is good practice to authenticate the materials involved. Only a certified asbestos surveyor or company can legitimately substantiate asbestos and the strategies required for removing and disposing of it. You may decide not to carry out an asbestos inspection on your house, but if it was built in the period between 1945 and 1999, you must expect that there is actually asbestos present somewhere and abide by all of the health and safety measures.
A certified asbestos surveyor has to be independent of your appointed asbestos removal service, and will perform any sample-taking, surveys and analysis.
If it's found that you need a HSE licensed asbestos contractor for the removal and disposal work necessary, it's a legal requirement to advise the Health and Safety Executive of any work to be done at least fourteen days in advance. All legal documentation and required paperwork will be supplied by the asbestos removal contractor and will include: 1. A program for the asbestos testing, plus the methods of clearing the work site after completion by following the 4 stages of clearances. 2. All certificates required for the company and its employees to complete the work, covering; sample testing, risk assessments, training, work licenses, medical and hazardous waste disposal. 3. A work statement explaining the regulations and guidelines to be observed. 4. After the 4 stage asbestos clearance process have been completed, the Certificate of Reoccupation from an accredited organisation will be provided.
Sufficient personal protective equipment will be provided for all persons working on the site, by the asbestos removal firm, and they will also ensure the proper method of disposal of any asbestos waste materials.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS, AFFILIATIONS and QUALIFICATIONS
To help you settle on which asbestos removal company in Bridgend to pick out, you can inquire if they're members or affiliated with several professional associations and bodies in the industry.
ATaC - Asbestos analysts, surveyors and testing laboratories should be affiliated with the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC). ATaC is a certified UKAS affiliate and offers recognition to its members in this specialist industry.
ARCA - The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) is Britain's leading body which represents companies working in the asbestos sector. By providing support, training and guidance to their highly respected members, ARCA is committed to the promotion of professionalism and safe working practices within the asbestos removal and disposal trade.
UKATA - The United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association, is a not for profit body which offers the best quality training and education for the asbestos sector at all levels. From industry leaders to homeowners, it provides instantly recognisable certificates that can be authenticated and checked through their online portal.
Asbestos removal services and asbestos surveys are available in Bridgend itself and also in neighbouring places like Pyle, Copychurch, Bryncethin, North Cornelly, Ogmore-by-Sea, Brackla, Nottage, Tondu, Pen-y-Fai, Laleston, Ewenny, Brynna, Cefn Cribwr, Pencoed, Tythegston, Aberkenfig, Coity, Porthcawl.
Recently posted Wales asbestos removal job postings: Logan and Gloria Hilton were wishing to get a price quote from an asbestos removal contractor in Coedpoeth who can take down and dispose of a partition that contains asbestos in their semi-detached property. Kyron Pritchard was trying to get a price quote from an asbestos removal contractor in Llay who can safely remove some asbestos insulation boards in his flat. Miss Mya Ogden was looking to get a quote from an asbestos removal contractor in Church Village who can remove the artex from a ceiling in her cottage. Lucca and Iyla Fox were hoping to get a quotation from an asbestos removal contractor in Pentlepoir who can remove some asbestos flooring tiles in their detached property. Miss Lilly Brook was looking to get a quotation from an asbestos removal contractor in Aberporth who can remove an old asbestos water tank in her flat. Kiaan Mcdonagh was seeking an asbestos removal contractor to remove the asbestos roof from a small barn in Abermule. In Conwy Miss Kathryn Baker needs an asbestos removal contractor who can remove and get rid of some old asbestos cladding material. Mr and Mrs Blundell are looking for an asbestos removal specialist to take down and dispose of a garage roof that is made of corrugated asbestos sheets in their garden in Benllech.
Some Occupations Most at Risk of Asbestosis (Mesothelioma)
(In No Particular Order)
- Electrical Energy, Boiler & Plant Operatives
- Carpenters & Joiners
- Construction Workers
- Electricians & Electrical Maintenance Engineers
- Vehicle & Coach Body Builders
- Mates to Metal, Electrical & Related Fitters
- Metal Working Production & Maintenance Fitters
- Mechanical Engineers
- Sheet Metal Workers
(Source: HSE Study 2009)
Courses for Asbestos Removal
The Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC) provide many different asbestos related courses, for anyone who wishes to earn certificates in asbestos removal, asbestos surveying, asbestos management and asbestos analysis. The currently available courses include Remote RSH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Management for Dutyholders, RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Bulk Analysis, RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures, RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Asbestos Laboratory and Project Management and RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying. Such qualifications are provided through the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), and have been especially designed for industry professionals involved with asbestos management, working within UKAS endorsed businesses.
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