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Asbestos Removal Northallerton North Yorkshire (DL6): Asbestos is classed as a compound hazardous to health and causes approximately five thousand deaths a year, (according to the HSE). If your Northallerton property or home needs the removal of any asbestos you should seek professional help so as to accomplish this in a safe way. If, during remodeling or building work, you suspect you have discovered asbestos you have to stop work without delay and get in touch with a licensed asbestos contractor. You'll need the asbestos inspector to affirm if it is asbestos in order to formulate the correct and safe method of removal and disposal.

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Specific asbestos construction materials don't need a certified asbestos company to undertake the removal. But, with asbestos dust and fibres able to do long term damage and cause lasting issues on people's health, it's better to be safe than sorry. There are many regulations and laws in the asbestos industry with which an experienced Northallerton contractor has to abide by in safely removing and disposing of any asbestos compounds.

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Asbestos isn't dangerous if left untouched. Asbestos can discharge minute particles into the surrounding air only when abraded, damaged or cut. If these particles are inhaled they find their way into the lungs and get trapped, causing an ailment called asbestosis. These fibres are also a contributary factor to the development of 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 can include:

  • Acute Shortness of Breath
  • Wheezing
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pain in the Shoulders or Chest

You must seek expert medical advice if you believe you've been exposed to asbestos over a long period of time and you're experiencing symptoms from those mentioned above.

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Asbestos was used extensively in UK building and construction from 1945 - 1985, but it was actually banned for use in 1999. A lot of older homes and properties may therefore contain asbestos in certain aspects of the structure. Asbestos was used in items such as pipe lagging, boiler insulation and ceiling tiles and was also applied in the form of a spray as the perfect insulation and fire proofing material.

If you do come across asbestos in your home in Northallerton, it doesn't present an immediate threat or danger. It is only when asbestos is damaged or disturbed that it can become dangerous to health. In actual fact, in some properties it is better to leave the asbestos in situ and employ precautions to ensure it's not going to be damaged. You need to ask for assistance from a certified asbestos removal company if you are unclear about the risks posed by any asbestos materials in your property in Northallerton.

There are different levels of risk associated with the wide range of asbestos materials that can be found in older buildings. Roof panels and asbestos cement sheets are low risk materials, while asbestos insulation boards, pipe lagging and loose fill insulation are all classed as high risk. A certified asbestos removal contractor in Northallerton will be able to offer you a secure method of removal of all types of asbestos that could be found in your property or home.

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If there is a requirement for licensed asbestos removal work to be performed then the local authority or the HSE must be informed, subject to the type of property and its use. To prevent and limit any harmful exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 is the legal document that must be observed by your registered removal contractor.

You may very well be prosecuted if you undertake any asbestos removal work that needs a permit from the Health and Safety Executive if you don't hold a license.

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Once any asbestos material has been removed from your Northallerton home it's then regarded as hazardous waste. There are strict procedures needed to dispose of any hazardous waste, particularly that containing asbestos products. A registered asbestos removal firm will be aware of the required laws and guidelines set out by the HSE and local authority for the disposal of hazardous asbestos waste.

Dangerous asbestos products, like loose fibre asbestos or damaged asbestos insulation, can only be removed from site observing legislation laid down by the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act 2009 (CDG 2009). The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act 2009 states a separate waste carrier's license is needed and that the waste has to be transferred to a registered hazardous waste disposal centre. Your Northallerton asbestos removal specialist will hold responsibility for making certain this is undertaken correctly, and has to keep all documentation relating to the removal and disposal for a minimum of 3 years.


Before any actual work commences on getting rid of any questionable items from your Northallerton property you'll want to confirm if it is in fact asbestos. Professional testing will verify the presence or absence of asbestos products and the certification that is necessary for removing and disposing of it. If you don't carry out testing for asbestos and your property was built prior to 1999, you must expect that there probably is asbestos present and take all the appropriate precautions.

A qualified asbestos surveyor should be independent of the asbestos removal contractor, and will complete any inspections, analysis and sample-taking.

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If it's decided that you need to hire a HSE registered asbestos firm for the removal and disposal necessary, it is a legal requirement to inform the Health & Safety Executive of any work to be completed at least 14 days in advance. All legal documentation and necessary papers will be supplied by the asbestos removal contractor and will include: 1. A work declaration expressing the regulations that are going to be implemented. 2. All hazardous waste disposal training & testing, risk assessments, medical certificates and work licenses for the work in question. 3. A specific strategy for sample testing and also cleaning up after the work is finished. 4. If needed, because of the nature of asbestos removal works, there will be a systematic check of the four stages of clearances and a Certificate of Reoccupation will be provided.

All health & safety precautions for the personnel, including PPE, will be provided by the asbestos removal contractor and they will make sure that all hazardous asbestos waste is securely removed to an authorised disposal facility.

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To ensure you select a trustworthy asbestos removal contractor in Northallerton there are 2 or 3 industry associations and bodies for asbestos management professionals.

ATaC - The Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATac) provides qualifications and guidance for asbestos analysts, testing laboratories and surveyors. As a UKAS associated member, ATaC establishes its membership as experts within the asbestos testing sector.

ARCA - The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association, represents professional contractors and companies working within the asbestos sector. By providing support, training and guidance to their highly respected members, ARCA is devoted to promoting professionalism and safe working practices within the asbestos removal trade.

UKATA - The nonprofit agency, UKATA (the UK Asbestos Training Agency), commits itself to improving standards by supplying the highest quality training and education for any person working with or testing asbestos. From homeowners to industry leaders, it provides instantly recognisable qualifications that can be checked and authenticated via their online portal.

Asbestos surveys and asbestos removal services are available to home and business owners in Northallerton and also in surrounding towns and villages like Yafforth, Newsham, Romanby, South Otterington, Pickhill, Brompton, Knayton, Leeming Bar, Danby Wiske, Kirkby Fleetham, Scruton, Morton-on-Swale, Gatenby, Thornton-le-Moor.

Some Occupations Most at Risk of Mesothelioma (Asbestosis)

  (In No Particular Order)

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

  (Source: HSE Study 2009)

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In specific situations when asbestos is found within a building in Northallerton it may not be necessary to take it out, but instead encapsulate the offending ACM's. Asbestos encapsulation is a technique whereby the ACM's (asbestos containing materials) are covered in a protective wrapping to both protect the ACM's from the possibility of being damaged or compromised and to prevent the hazardous asbestos fibres from escaping into the surroundings. This protection could consist of a cloth wrap, a sprayed or painted coating or a rigid sheet. A comprehensive asbestos risk assessment will have to be undertaken on the asbestos containing materials in order to check whether they can be encapsulated rather than taken out. (Tags: Asbestos Risk Assessments Northallerton, Asbestos Surveys Northallerton, Asbestos Encapsulation Northallerton)

Asbestos removal experts should be able to help with asbestos encapsulation, house clearance, brown asbestos removal, asbestos ceiling removal, fly tipping clearance, asbestos management services, environmental cleaning, asbestos abatement, domestic asbestos removal, asbestos removal, building waste removal, hazardous waste removal, asbestos roof removal, asbestos insulation removal, asbestos testing, asbestos encasement, office clearance, asbestos disposal, and other hazardous waste related jobs.

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