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Asbestos Removal Crewe Cheshire (CW1): The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) reports that about five thousand deaths a year are caused by health issues because of asbestos. If you find that you've got asbestos in your Crewe property or business premises, and it needs removing and disposing of, you should consult with a specialist in the asbestos removal industry before starting any work. Even if you reckon a material is asbestos during building work, you should stop immediately and get hold of an asbestos removal surveyor or company to inspect the area. They'll be able to confirm if the material is asbestos, and formulate the safest method for its removal and disposal.

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It might be discovered during the inspection that you do not have to hire a HSE certified contractor for removing and disposing of the asbestos. However, with the long term health risks to people who come in contact with it, it is always advisable to call in expert help from the asbestos removal sector. A competent Crewe asbestos removal contractor will be Health and Safety Executive trained and licensed, and will abide by all the appropriate guidelines and laws to correctly and safely conduct the removal from your property.

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THE HEALTH DANGERS OF ASBESTOS

Asbestos isn't hazardous if left undisturbed. Asbestos can release small fibres or particles into the surrounding air only when scraped, cut or damaged. Asbestosis is the health condition that is triggered by asbestos particles entering into the lungs and getting trapped. Lung cancer consultants have also identified asbestos particles to be a contributary cause in the disease.

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
  • Chronic Cough
  • Pain in Your Shoulder or Chest
  • Acute Shortness of Breath
  • Wheezing

If you may have been exposed to asbestos over a long period of time, and you develop any of these symptoms, you must make an appointment to see your local GP and seek expert medical advice.

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CONSIDERATIONS WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH ASBESTOS

Structures and properties that were constructed from 1945 - 1985 are much more likely to have asbestos in their construction than those built after this; asbestos was banned in the construction industry in the British Isles in 1999. Many older homes and properties may therefore contain asbestos in certain elements of the structure. It was used as an insulating material in walls, roofs and for pipes, and was also an excellent fire proofing material.

Discovering asbestos in your Crewe home doesn't constitute an immediate threat. Remember that asbestos is usually only a hazard to health if damaged or interfered with. There are certain cases where it could be better to leave the asbestos in place, making sure it's not in any danger of being disturbed. You should get help from an experienced asbestos removal company if you are unsure about the safety of any asbestos materials in your home or business premises in Crewe.

Not all asbestos products are considered high risk and require licensed removal technicians to deal with them. Roof panels and asbestos cement sheets are low risk materials, while pipe lagging, asbestos insulation boards and loose fill insulation are all considered high risk. Only an authorized asbestos removal contractor in Crewe is able to recognise, remove and get rid of any products made from asbestos, in a safe, secure and eco-friendly fashion.

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If the removal of asbestos has need of a HSE license holder to carry out the process, then the Health & Safety Executive or the local authority has to be notified. For all asbestos work there must be compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to prevent and limit any exposure to asbestos dust and fibres.

Be warned it is a prosecutable offence to perform what is regarded to be licensed work without having a license.

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DISPOSAL OF ASBESTOS

Asbestos material of any type, once stripped away from your Crewe home, is classed as hazardous waste. Any hazardous waste, particularly that which contains asbestos materials, has strict rules for the manner in which it can be safely disposed of. A professional asbestos removal contractor will be acquainted with the recommended laws and guidelines in the local area for the disposal of the hazardous asbestos waste.

Dangerous asbestos materials, such as loose fibre asbestos or damaged asbestos insulation, can only be transported from a site observing regulations stated in the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act 2009 (CDG 2009). This requires a waste carrier's license to assure it's disposed of safely in a government recognised disposal centre. Your Crewe asbestos removal company will take liability for making sure this is done correctly, and should keep all records pertaining to the removal and disposal for no less than three years.

THE PHASES OF WORK

Before removing any items that may contain asbestos from your Crewe property, it is advisable to confirm the substances involved. Surveys and inspections by registered and licensed asbestos removal companies or surveyors are the only way to effectively indicate the asbestos hazard in your home. If you decide not to perform a professional survey on an older home, you need to assume there is asbestos present and take all the necessary precautions.

An asbestos removal company can suggest a surveyor to check your property, but this person should be independent and not employed by or a partner in the business.

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If it's decided that you need a Health & Safety Executive licensed asbestos company for the materials and scope of work necessary, it's a legal requirement to inform the Health & Safety Executive of any work to be done at least 2 weeks in advance. The appropriate paperwork will be supplied by the asbestos removal firm and needs to include: 1. A definitive solution for sampling and also clearing up when the work is completed. 2. All relevant training certificates for the workforce as well as all company documents covering work licenses, risk assessments, hazardous waste disposal and any other paperwork that are legally required. 3. A prepared work declaration of the legislation, guidelines and regulations for the assignment. 4. A Certificate of Reoccupation from the relevant authorities after the 4 stages of clearances has been finished.

Adequate personal protective equipment will be provided for all individuals working on the site, by the asbestos removal company, and they will also ensure the correct disposal methods for any asbestos waste materials.

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QUALIFICATIONS, AFFILIATIONS and PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

To ensure you pick a reliable asbestos removal contractor in Crewe there are several industry bodies and associations for asbestos management professionals.

UKATA - The nonprofit body, UKATA (the UK Asbestos Training Agency), dedicates itself to improving standards by offering the finest quality training for anyone involved with asbestos. From householders to large companies, it offers instantly recognisable certificates that can be authenticated and checked through their online portal.

ATaC - The Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association provides qualifications and guidance for asbestos analysts and surveyors. ATaC is an accredited UKAS associate and offers recognition for its members in this specialised arena.

ARCA - ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) is the leading trade body for those businesses and contractors working in the hazardous asbestos removal industry. They dedicate themselves to the promotion of safe working practices by offering guidance, training and support on all matters pertaining to the asbestos removal trade.

Asbestos surveys and asbestos removal services are available to home and business owners in Crewe and also in nearby places such as Sandbach, Wells Green, Haslington, Wistaston, Leighton, Hough, Barthomley, Oakhanger, Woolstanwood, Willaston, Shavington, Sydney, Copenhall Moss, Acton, Bradfield Green, Poole, Nantwich.

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The latest Cheshire asbestos removal projects: Mr Lukas Gillespie from Barrow needs someone who can remove and get rid of some asbestos insulation boards. In Ashton, Cheshire, Abraham and Demi-Leigh Browne are trying to find an expert to dismantle and get rid of a partition wall which contains asbestos. Mr and Mrs Parker are hunting for an asbestos removal specialist who will remove and dispose of a garage roof that is made of corrugated asbestos sheets in their garden in Huntington. Mr and Mrs Armour are hunting for an asbestos removal specialist in Culcheth to remove some asbestos floor tiles. Miss Mia-Rose Cherry in Weston, Cheshire needs to hire someone who's prepared to remove some asbestos cladding. Ms Lydia Dupont was wishing to get a quote from an asbestos removal contractor in Barrow who can remove the artex from a ceiling in her terraced house. Mark and Aanya Young were looking to get an estimate from an asbestos removal contractor in Comberbach who can remove and get rid of some asbestos roofing from a garage that has fallen down outside their cottage. Mr Patryk Kinsella in Wrenbury, Cheshire wants somebody who will safely remove some wall coating containing asbestos.

Occupations Most at Risk of Mesothelioma (Asbestosis)

  (In No Particular Order)

  • Vehicle & Coach Body Builders
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Mates to Electrical & Metal Fitters
  • Electrical Energy, Boiler & Plant Operatives
  • Carpenters & Joiners
  • Construction Workers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Plumbers & Heating Engineers
  • Metal Plate Workers
  • Electrical Maintenance Engineers
  • Metal Working Maintenance & Production Fitters

  (Source: HSE Study 2009)

Courses for Asbestos Removal

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The Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC) provide plenty of asbestos related courses, for anyone who would like to start a career in asbestos analysis, asbestos surveying, asbestos removal and asbestos management. The courses currently available include RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying, RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Asbestos Laboratory and Project Management, RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Bulk Analysis, RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures and Remote RSH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Management for Dutyholders. Such qualifications are offered via the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health), and have been created especially for industry experts involved in asbestos management, working for UKAS approved organisations.

Asbestos removal experts will be able to help with blue asbestos (crocidolite) removal, asbestos encapsulation, asbestos ceiling removal, hazardous waste removal, environmental cleaning, asbestos insulation removal, asbestos encasement, asbestos roof removal, asbestos removal estimates, ethical asbestos disposal, asbestos inspections, asbestos roof tile removal, brown asbestos (armosite) removal, asbestos removal services, the removal of asbestos, asbestos replacement, building waste removal, house clearance, and other hazardous waste related work.

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Enquiries for asbestos removal and asbestos surveys have recently been sent in by property and business owners in the following Crewe locations: Cowper Close, Derrington Avenue, Swinnerton Street, Tunbridge Close, Crofters Court, Tommys Lane, Church View, Beaumont Court, Beech Grove, Ashcroft Avenue, Birchall Walk, Bold Street, Cedar Way, Combermere Place, Chapelmere Court, Brookdale Park, St Lukes Close, Cornwall Grove, Barons Road, The Spinney, Blake Close, Barnwell Close, Cavendish Road, Dapple Heath Road, Alton Street, Burlea Drive, Abbey Place, Camm Street, St Clair Street, Balterley Green Road.

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