Asbestos Removal Dover Kent (CT16): Asbestos is classed as a material that is hazardous to health and is responsible for over five thousand deaths per year, (according to the Health & Safety Executive - HSE). If your Dover property requires the removal and disposal of some asbestos you'll need to seek specialist help in order to accomplish this safely. If, during building or remodeling work, you think it likely that you have stumbled on asbestos you have to cease work right away and speak to a qualified asbestos contractor. A decent asbestos removal company in Dover will quickly be able to assess the situation and give advice on the correct technique for removal and disposal.
It may be found during the survey that you do not need to use a HSE certified company for removing and disposing of the asbestos. However, because of the long term impact on health from asbestos dust and fibres, it's always sound practice to use experienced asbestos professionals. An experienced Dover asbestos removal contractor will be Health and Safety Executive licensed and trained, and will abide by all the appropriate laws and guidelines to correctly and safely conduct the removal from your home.
HEALTH DANGERS FROM ASBESTOS
Asbestos is not dangerous when left undisturbed. It is only when you cut or damage it in any way that it can discharge its harmful particles or fibres into the air. Asbestosis is the medical condition that is triggered by asbestos fibres entering the lungs and getting trapped. Lung cancer experts have also found asbestos particles to be a contributing cause in this horrible 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:
- Persistent Cough
- Extreme Fatigue
- Acute Shortness of Breath
- Pain in the Shoulder or Chest
If you've been in contact with asbestos over a period of time, and you experience any one of these symptoms, you should see your GP and seek expert medical advice.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN DEALING WITH ASBESTOS
Asbestos was banned from use in Great Britain in 1999, although it wasn't very widely used after 1985. Anyone owning properties and homes built over this time frame must be careful when renovating or doing any structural work because of the increased chances of discovering asbestos. Asbestos was used as an insulating material in walls, roofs and pipes, and was also an effective fire proofing product.
Finding asbestos in your Dover property doesn't add up to an immediate hazard. It's only when asbestos materials are interfered with that they can become hazardous. There are some situations where it might be better to leave the asbestos in place, ensuring it isn't in any danger of being damaged. If uncertain about the condition of the asbestos or its potential for health issues, seek advice from a professional asbestos company or surveyor in Dover.
Not all asbestos materials are considered a high health risk and call for qualified asbestos removal contractors to tackle them. Roofing panels and asbestos cement sheets are low risk materials, whilst asbestos insulation boards, loose fill insulation and pipe lagging are all considered high risk. Irrespective of the risk linked with asbestos, an authorized asbestos removal firm in Dover can safely ascertain, remove and eliminate any dangerous materials present in your property.
If the removing of asbestos has a requirement for a HSE certified contractor to carry out the process, then the local authority or the HSE has to be informed. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 are the guidelines that your chosen asbestos removal company must comply with so as to protect work areas and individuals from asbestos fibre and particles.
If you don't hold a recognised HSE asbestos license you can be prosecuted if you undertake any asbestos removal which requires a licensed individual to perform the process.
THE DISPOSAL OF ASBESTOS
Once any asbestos material has been removed from your Dover home it is classed as hazardous waste. It's critical that any asbestos hazardous waste is disposed of in the appropriate way, following the laid out guidelines from your local authority. By employing an established asbestos removal company, you can be certain that they are following all the Health & Safety Executive and the local authority guidelines with regards to hazardous waste.
If the asbestos material has been damaged, or if it is loose fibre asbestos, it has to be transported as outlined by the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act 2009. For safe transfer of these dangerous asbestos materials, a waste carrier's license is mandatory and the waste can only be processed in a government authorised hazardous waste centre. By using a certified Dover asbestos removal company you don't need to be concerned with such details because they'll adhere to all the regulations and guidance; including the safe-keeping of all records in relation to the disposal for three years, at the least.
STAGES OF WORK
You should affirm any believed cases of asbestos in your Dover property or home before you begin any actual removal work. Specialist testing will establish the absence or presence of asbestos materials and the licensing which is required for its removal and disposal. You might decide not to carry out an asbestos inspection on your building, but if it was built in the period between 1945 and 1999, you should presume there is asbestos present somewhere and comply with all of the health and safety measures.
An asbestos removal firm may endorse an asbestos surveyor to examine your property, but this person should be impartial and not an employee or partner in that enterprise.
The Health and Safety Executive or local authority must be informed at least 2 weeks before any asbestos removal work starts, which requires a registered specialist to perform the work. A professional contractor will provide all of the required documentation that should include: 1. A prepared work plan of the regulations, legislation and guidelines for the job. 2. A written statement describing how the samples of asbestos are going to be tested and the method for ensuring the site is clear and safe once the hazardous elements have been removed and disposed of. 3. All certificates needed by the company and its employees to accomplish the project, covering; work licenses, hazardous waste disposal, medical, risk assessments, training and sample testing. 4. A Certificate of Reoccupation from the relevant authorities after the 4 stages of clearances has been completed.
All health and safety measures for the personnel, including personal protective equipment, will be provided by the asbestos removal contractor and they will make certain that all hazardous asbestos waste is securely removed to a registered waste disposal facility.
PROFESSIONAL BODIES, QUALIFICATIONS and AFFILIATIONS
To help you to settle on which asbestos removal company in Dover to pick out, you can enquire if they're members or affiliated with any professional organisations and bodies in the industry.
ATaC - The Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATac) provides advice and qualifications for asbestos surveyors and analysts. ATaC is an accredited UKAS associate and offers recognition for its membership in this specialised industry.
UKATA - The not for profit organisation, UKATA (the UK Asbestos Training Agency), commits itself to raising standards by supplying the finest quality courses and training for anyone working with or testing asbestos. From the individual homeowner to the biggest company, UKATA has a training program with recognised qualifications for everybody who needs them; these qualifications can be checked via their online search facility for validity.
ARCA - The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA), represents professional individuals and businesses working in the asbestos trade. They commit themselves to the promotion of safe working practices by providing training, guidance and support on all issues relating to the asbestos removal industry.
Asbestos removal services and asbestos surveys are available to home and business owners in Dover itself and additionally in neighbouring places such as Guston, Temple Ewell, Tower Hamlets, River, Capel le Ferne, Maxton, Church Hougham, Shepherdswell, Swingate, Ringwould, Alkham, Whitfield, Buckland, St Margarets at Cliffe, Farthingloe, West Hougham.
The latest Kent asbestos removal requirements: Mrs Myra Mcfarlane in Boughton Under Blean, Kent wants somebody who is prepared to remove and dispose of some asbestos cladding. In Wateringbury, Kent Mr Jenson Mcdonagh needs an asbestos removal contractor to safely remove a shed roof which is made from asbestos. Mr and Mrs Joseph are looking for an asbestos removal specialist in Bapchild who can take down and get rid of a partition containing asbestos. Mr and Mrs Hooton need an asbestos removal specialist who will take down a garage roof made of corrugated asbestos sheets in their garden in Langley. In Shorne Ridgeway, Kent Miss Tianna Macdonald needs an asbestos removal contractor to remove the artex from a ceiling. Mr Yahya Bloggs in Chestfield wants to hire somebody to safely remove some asbestos insulation boards. Mr and Mrs Stubbs are searching for an asbestos removal specialist in Smeeth, Kent to remove some asbestos floor tiles. In Hextable, Kent Mr Hugo Knott needs an asbestos removal contractor who can remove and get rid of the asbestos roof from a small barn.
Asbestos Removal and Disposal Training Courses
ATac (the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association) provide several asbestos related training courses, for anyone who wishes to start a career in asbestos analysis, asbestos removal, asbestos management and asbestos surveying. The courses currently available are RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Bulk Analysis, RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Asbestos Laboratory and Project Management, RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying, Remote RSH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Management for Dutyholders and RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Air Monitoring. Such qualifications are via the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health), and have been especially designed for industry experts participating in asbestos management, working for UKAS authorised businesses.
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