Asbestos Removal Taunton Somerset (TA1): Asbestos is classed as a material hazardous to health and is accountable for over five thousand deaths per year, (HSE figures). If your Taunton home needs the removal of any asbestos you should seek professional help in order to do this safely. If you are carrying out work on an older building and encountered a material that you suspect may be asbestos, you need to cease work without delay and seek advice from an experienced asbestos professional. You'll need the asbestos surveyor to establish if it actually is asbestos so as to formulate the correct and safest approach to removal and disposal.
Some specific asbestos building materials do not require a licensed asbestos company to undertake the disposal. But, with the long lasting health hazards to people and the environment, it's generally advisable to call in specialist help from the asbestos removal industry. A competent Taunton asbestos removal contractor will be HSE licensed and trained, and will observe all the required laws and guidelines to correctly conduct the removal from your home or business premises.
THE HEALTH DANGERS OF ASBESTOS
Asbestos isn't hazardous when left untouched. Asbestos can unleash small particles or fibres into the atmosphere only when abraded, damaged or cut. If such particles are inhaled they find their way into the lungs and get trapped, causing an ailment known as asbestosis. It has been found that asbestos fibres or particles are also a contributary 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.
The symptoms of asbestosis may include:
- Persistent Cough
- Extreme Fatigue
- Pain in the Shoulders or Chest
- Acute Shortness of Breath
If you may have been exposed to asbestos over a period of time, and you develop any of these symptoms, you must see your doctor and seek expert medical advice.
CONSIDERATIONS WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH ASBESTOS
Properties and structures that were constructed from 1945 to 1985 are much more likely to contain asbestos than those built after this; asbestos was only banned in the construction industry in the UK after 1999. Lots of older homes and properties may therefore contain asbestos in some area of the structure. Asbestos was used in products such as pipe lagging, boiler insulation and ceiling tiles and was also used in the form of a spray as the ideal insulation and fire proofing material.
If you do find asbestos in your home in Taunton, it does not automatically present an immediate danger. Bear in mind that asbestos is typically only dangerous to health if damaged or disturbed. In actual fact, in some buildings it is best to leave the asbestos in place and employ measures to ensure it's not damaged. If you are at all uncertain or need to learn about safe ways to deal with asbestos in your property you need to contact an experienced asbestos removal contractor in Taunton for advice and guidance.
Not all asbestos products are considered a high health risk and need accredited removal contractors to tackle them. For example, pipe lagging, loose fill insulation and asbestos insulation boards are considered a higher risk than asbestos cement sheets and roofing panels. Only a registered asbestos removal firm in Taunton will be capable of recognising, removing and disposing of any products made from asbestos, in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
Subject to the kind and use of the premises, and whether the asbestos is in a form that calls for a licenced contractor, then the Health & Safety Executive or the local authority should be notified. All work relating to asbestos must follow the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to prevent and limit any exposure to asbestos dust and fibres.
If you don't hold a recognised HSE asbestos license you could very well be prosecuted if you undertake any asbestos removal which needs a licensed contractor to complete the process.
DISPOSAL OF ASBESTOS
When the asbestos materials have been removed from your Taunton property they must be treated as hazardous waste. Any hazardous waste, in particular that containing asbestos materials, has stringent guidelines for the manner in which it can be safely disposed of. A certified asbestos removal firm in Taunton will abide by all of the regulations and guidelines outlined by the local authority and the Health & Safety Executive.
According to the state of the asbestos material, i.e. if it is damaged or loose fibre asbestos, its disposal will be governed by the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act 2009. A waste carrier's licence is needed in this case to assure it's disposed of safely in a government endorsed disposal facility. Your Taunton asbestos removal contractor will take responsibility for ensuring this is achieved properly, and should retain all documentation concerning the removal and disposal for at least 3 years.
STAGES OF WORK
You should affirm any believed instances of asbestos in your Taunton property or home before you begin any actual removal work. Professional testing should substantiate the absence or presence of asbestos products and the certification which is necessary for the removal and disposing of it. If you decide not to undertake a professional survey on an older structure, you should presume there is asbestos present and take all the necessary precautions.
A professional asbestos surveyor has to be independent of your asbestos removal service, and will complete all analysis, inspections and sampling.
If the survey uncovers asbestos materials that require a certified firm for removal, the HSE must be advised at least 14 days prior to the starting of work. The required documentation will be supplied by the asbestos removal contractor and should include: 1. All certificates required by the contractor and its personnel to conduct the project, covering; medical, training, work licenses, risk assessments, hazardous waste disposal and sample testing. 2. A written statement outlining how the samples of asbestos are going to be tested and the technique of ensuring the site is safe as soon as the dangerous substances have been removed and disposed of. 3. A work plan displaying the regulations and guidelines that are going to be observed. 4. As soon as the four stage clearance process have been completed, the Certificate of Reoccupation from the local authority will be supplied.
All necessary health and safety precautions for the workforce, including personal protective equipment, will be supplied by the asbestos removal company and they will ensure that all dangerous asbestos waste is securely removed to an authorised disposal site.
AFFILIATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS and PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Before you decide on an asbestos removal business in the Taunton area, establish their membership of and affiliation with professional bodies within the asbestos sector.
ATaC - The Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association provides qualifications, advice and guidance for asbestos analysts and surveyors. ATaC is a UKAS accredited association and its fully-fledged members are recognised as experts in the asbestos sector.
ARCA - The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association, represents professional contractors and companies working within the asbestos trade. By offering training, guidance and support to their highly respected members, ARCA is committed to the promotion of safe working practices and professionalism within the asbestos removal and disposal industry.
UKATA - The United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association is a not for profit organisation that's devoted to raising standards within the asbestos industry, by offering the highest quality training. They also offer instantaneous affirmation of individual contractor's and company qualifications by way of their online, searchable database.
Asbestos surveys and asbestos removal services are available to home and business owners in Taunton itself and also in nearby villages and towns such as Staplegrove, Creech St Michael, Henlade, Holway, Lambrook, Bradford-on-Tone, Bathpool, Galmington, Bishops Hull, Ruishton, Norton Fitzwarren, Obridge, Monkton Heathfield, Trull, Priorswood.
Some UK Occupations Most at Risk of Asbestosis (Mesothelioma)
(In No Particular Order)
- Mechanical Engineers
- Metal Working Production & Maintenance Fitters
- Metal Plate Workers
- Carpenters & Joiners
- Electrical Energy, Boiler & Plant Attendants
- Sheet Metal Workers
- Vehicle & Coach Body Builders
- Mates to Electrical, Metal & Related Fitters
- Construction Workers
(Source: HSE Study 2009)
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