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Asbestos Removal Darwen Lancashire (BB3): The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) states that approximately 5,000 deaths every year are caused by health problems resulting from exposure to asbestos. If you find that you have asbestos in your Darwen property, and it needs removing and disposing of, you have to consult with a specialist in the asbestos removal industry before starting any work. If, during restoration or building works, you think you've encountered asbestos you should stop work right away and make contact with a certified asbestos contractor. You will need the asbestos inspector to verify if it is asbestos so as to understand the best and safest approach to disposal.

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Certain asbestos building materials do not call for a licensed asbestos company to carry out the disposal. But, because of the permanent effects to health from asbestos fibres and dust, it's generally good practice to use qualified professionals in the asbestos industry. Always use a certified Darwen asbestos removal contractor who follows the necessary Health & Safety Executive regulations and that has had the correct training in the industry.

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You don't need to be concerned too much about asbestos if it is in your home but left undisturbed. Asbestos can release tiny fibres into the surrounding atmosphere only when cut, damaged or scraped. Asbestosis is the medical condition caused by asbestos particles entering the lungs and becoming trapped. It's been found that asbestos particles are also a contributing factor in lung cancer and mesothelioma.

There is no known cure for asbestosis and the scarring to the lungs caused by the asbestos fibres cannot be reversed.

The symptoms of asbestosis can include:

  • Chronic Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Pain in Your Shoulders or Chest
  • Severe Shortness of Breath

If you develop one or more of these symptoms and you have been in contact with asbestos over time, you need to call your doctor and get their advice.

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Asbestos was banned from use in the British Isles in 1999, although it had not been widely used from 1985 onwards. If your home or property was built in this period of time you need to be aware of the possibilities of finding asbestos when carrying out remodelling works. It was used as an insulating material in roofs, walls and for pipes, and was also a superb fire proofing product.

If you do come across asbestos panels or insulation in your Darwen property, you don't need to panic. If you find your home has asbestos insulation or other structural materials it will only be dangerous when disturbed. If you can employ efficient management procedures to make sure the asbestos is not disturbed in any way, it may be much better to leave it in place. If uncertain about the condition of the asbestos or its potential risks, check with a certified asbestos surveyor or removal company in Darwen.

Specific asbestos materials are of a higher health risk than others. Asbestos cement sheets and roofing panels are low risk products, while pipe lagging, loose fill insulation and asbestos insulation boards are all classed as high risk. Only an accredited asbestos removal contractor in Darwen will be able to identify, remove and eliminate any items made from asbestos, in a safe, secure and environmentally friendly fashion.

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If the removal of asbestos has need of a HSE certified contractor to carry out the process, then the local authority or the Health & Safety Executive must be notified. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 are the guidelines that your chosen asbestos removal firm must observe in order to protect work areas and individuals from asbestos dust and fibres.

You should be warned that it is an offence punishable by law to undertake anything deemed to be licensed work without a license.

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Once any asbestos product has been removed from your Darwen home or business premises it is then classed as hazardous waste. It's critical that any asbestos hazardous waste is disposed of in the appropriate way, following the stated guidelines from your local authority. By using an established asbestos removal contractor, you can be certain they're sticking to all the local authority and the HSE regulations concerning hazardous asbestos waste.

Based on the state of the asbestos material, i.e. if it is damaged or loose fibre asbestos, its disposal will be subject to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act 2009 (CDG 2009). For safe and secure transfer of these hazardous asbestos materials, a waste carrier license is required and the asbestos waste can only be disposed of in a government recognised hazardous waste site. Your Darwen asbestos removal firm will take responsibility for making certain this is done properly, and should keep all documents relating to the removal and disposal for a minimum of three years.


Before any actual work commences on removing any suspect materials from your Darwen property you'll need to make sure that it is asbestos. Specialist testing should establish the presence or absence of asbestos materials and the certification that is necessary for its removal and disposal. If you choose not to carry out a professional inspection on an older structure, you must presume there is asbestos present and take all the necessary precautions.

A qualified asbestos surveyor should be independent of your appointed asbestos removal service, and will undertake all sample-taking, inspections and analysis.

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If it's found that you need to hire a Health & Safety Executive licensed asbestos contractor for the removal and disposal work required, it is a legal requirement to advise the HSE of any work to be completed at least 2 weeks in advance. All legal documentation and required paperwork will be supplied by the asbestos removal contractor and will include: 1. All associated training certificates for staff along with all contractor certifications covering work licenses, risk assessments, hazardous waste disposal and any other papers that are legally required. 2. A methodology for the asbestos sampling, plus the techniques for cleaning up the site after work completion by observing the four stage asbestos clearance procedure. 3. A prepared work plan of the legislation, guidelines and regulations for the assignment. 4. A Certificate of Reoccupation from the relevant authorities after the four stage clearance procedure has been accomplished.

Sufficient PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided for all individuals working on the site, by the asbestos removal company, and they'll also ensure the appropriate method of disposal of any waste asbestos materials.

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Before you choose an asbestos removal business in Darwen, establish their affiliation and membership of professional organisations within the asbestos industry.

ATaC - Asbestos analysts, surveyors and testing facilities will normally be members of ATaC, the Asbestos Testing Consultancy Association. ATaC is an approved UKAS affiliate and provides recognition for its membership in this specialist area.

ARCA - The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association, represents professional contractors and companies working within the asbestos removal trade. By providing support, guidance and training to their members, ARCA is focused on the promotion of a safe working environment within the asbestos removal and disposal industry.

UKATA - The not for profit body, UKATA (the UK Asbestos Training Agency), dedicates itself to improving industry standards by providing the highest quality training for any person involved with asbestos. From industry leaders to homeowners, it offers instantly recognisable qualifications that can be authenticated and checked by means of their online search facility.

Asbestos surveys and asbestos removal services are available in Darwen and additionally in neighbouring locations such as Hoddlesden, Withnell, Lower Darwen, Baxenden, Brinscall, Grimshaw, Abbey Village, Earcroft, Ewood, Tockholes, Belthorn, Blacksnape, Waterside, Guide, Oswaldtwistle, Hoghton, Feniscowles.

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Recently posted Lancashire asbestos removal job requests: Mr and Mrs Chauhan are searching for an asbestos removal specialist who will dismantle a partition wall that contains asbestos in their family home in Silverdale. Mr Rylee Ali from Clayton le Woods, Lancashire needs somebody who'll safely remove some asbestos based wall coating. Mrs Emmeline Busby was wanting to get a price quote from an asbestos removal contractor in Overton to remove the artex from a ceiling in her semi-detached home. Adyan and Kathryn Millward were wishing to get an insurance quote from an asbestos removal contractor in Upholland who can remove and get rid of some asbestos pipework lagging in their terraced home. Miss Hallie Kenny in Bacup, Lancashire needs someone who can remove some asbestos cladding material. In Billington Mr Arthur Cochrane needs an asbestos removal contractor to safely remove and dispose of the asbestos roof from a small barn. Ms Hafsa Goodwin from Bolton le Sands needs to find someone to remove and dispose of some fire-resistant doors which contain asbestos. Mr and Mrs Kemp are looking for an asbestos removal company in Warton to remove and dispose of some old asbestos flooring tiles.

Asbestos removal companies will be able to help with blue asbestos (crocidolite) removal, asbestos risk management, office clearance, residential asbestos removal, the removal of asbestos, hazardous waste removal, asbestos risk assessment, corrugated asbestos removal, asbestos removal services, asbestos management services, asbestos insulation removal, asbestos encapsulation, asbestos testing, asbestos replacement, asbestos removal, asbestos ceiling removal, fly tipping clearance, asbestos surveys, and other hazardous waste related jobs.

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Enquiries in relation to asbestos surveys and removal have recently been received from home and property owners living in these Darwen areas: Dandy Row, Blackburn Road, Scholes Street, Alice Street, Anchor Bank, Branch Road, Sydney Street, Springthorpe Street, Templeton Close, Sycamore Grove, Springfield Flats, Coniston Drive, Britten Street, Ambleside Drive, Davenham Road, Turn Lane, Sunnymere Drive, Cranberry Bottoms, Bedford Mews, Broadhead Road, Cross Street, Bury Fold Close, Shirley Gardens, Cranberry Lane, Cranfield View, Sandon Street, Sudellside Street, Derby Close.

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