Asbestos Removal Weston-super-Mare Somerset (BS22): Each year, according to the official Health & Safety Executive (HSE) figures, approximately five thousand people die from health complications brought on by exposure to asbestos. If your Weston-super-Mare property calls for the removal of any asbestos you should seek professional help in order to do this safely. If you happen to be carrying out work on an older building and discovered something you suspect could be asbestos, you should stop work without delay and seek the advice of an experienced asbestos professional. An asbestos removal contractor in Weston-super-Mare will be able to evaluate the situation and recommend the appropriate method of disposal.
Some specific asbestos building materials do not need a certified asbestos company to handle the disposal. However, with the long term health and safety hazards to people and the environment, it's always a better option to call in expert help from the asbestos removal field. An experienced Weston-super-Mare asbestos removal contractor will be HSE trained and licensed, and will abide by all the necessary guidelines and laws to correctly and safely complete the removal from your property.
HEALTH DANGERS FROM ASBESTOS
Asbestos when it's left undisturbed does not carry any health risks. Asbestos can unleash minute fibres or particles into the air only when damaged, cut or abraded. When these particles find their way into lungs through breathing, they can often cause a health condition called, asbestosis. Lung cancer experts have also identified 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 may include:
- Extreme Fatigue
- Chronic Cough
- Acute Shortness of Breath
- Pain in the Shoulders or Chest
If you develop one or several of these symptoms and you've been in contact with asbestos over time, you must contact your GP and get their advice.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH ASBESTOS
Asbestos was extensively used in British building and construction from 1945 - 1985, but it was actually banned from use in 1999. Many older homes and properties may therefore have asbestos in certain parts of the structure. It was used as an insulating material in roofs, walls and for pipes, and was also a superb fire proofing material.
If you do find asbestos in your home in Weston-super-Mare, it does not automatically present an immediate hazard. Don't forget that asbestos is normally only a danger to health if interfered with. There are some cases where it may be better to leave the asbestos in situ, making certain it is not in any danger of being damaged. If you're at all uncertain or need to learn about safe techniques for dealing with asbestos in your home or business premises it is advisable to contact an asbestos removal contractor in Weston-super-Mare for guidance.
Not all asbestos materials are considered high risk and need certified removal contractors to tackle them. For instance, loose fill insulation, pipe lagging and asbestos insulation boards are looked upon as higher risk than asbestos cement sheets and roofing panels. Only a certified asbestos removal firm in Weston-super-Mare will be capable of recognising, removing and disposing of any products made from asbestos, in a safe, secure and environmentally friendly manner.
If there is a need for licensed asbestos removal work to be conducted then the contractor must inform the Health & Safety Executive or the local authority, depending on the sort of premises and its usage. All asbestos work has to observe the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to prevent and limit any exposure to asbestos fibres and dust.
You could be prosecuted if you carry out any asbestos removal that calls for permission from the HSE if you do not hold a license.
ASBESTOS DISPOSAL Weston-super-Mare
As soon as any asbestos has been removed from your Weston-super-Mare home or business premises it's then classed as hazardous waste. Any hazardous waste, especially waste containing asbestos products, has stringent rules for the way in which it can be disposed of safely. An authorised asbestos removal firm will be aware of the mandatory laws and guidelines from the Health & Safety Executive and the local authority for the disposal of the hazardous waste.
According to the state of the asbestos, i.e. if it's loose fibre asbestos or is damaged, its disposal will be subject to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act 2009 (CDG 2009). The CDG 2009 act stipulates that a separate waste carrier's license is essential and the asbestos waste has to be taken to a licensed hazardous waste disposal site. Your Weston-super-Mare asbestos removal company will take liability for making certain this is undertaken properly, and must retain all records relating to the removal and disposal for at least 3 years.
THE PHASES OF WORK
Before any actual work commences on getting rid of any suspect items from your Weston-super-Mare property or home you'll want to verify that it is in fact asbestos. Surveys and inspections by licensed and registered asbestos removal firms or asbestos surveyors are the only way to effectively indicate the asbestos risk in your property or home. If you don't conduct asbestos testing and your home was constructed before 1999, you should expect that there probably is asbestos present somewhere and take all the appropriate precautions.
An asbestos removal contractor can recommend a surveyor to examine your premises, but this person must be impartial and not an employee or partner in the business.
If the survey unearths asbestos that requires a registered company for removal and disposal, the Health & Safety Executive must be informed at least fourteen days prior to the start of work. All legal documents and necessary paperwork will be supplied by the asbestos removal specialist and will include: 1. A statement outlining how the asbestos sample are going to be tested and the method of making certain the work site is clear and safe after the dangerous substances have been removed and disposed of. 2. All certificates needed for the contractor and its personnel to carry out the work, covering; medical, sample testing, risk assessments, training, hazardous waste disposal and work licenses. 3. A work report showing the regulations and legislation that will be followed. 4. Once the 4 stage asbestos clearance procedure have been accomplished, the Certificate of Reoccupation from the local authority will be supplied.
Adequate PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided for all persons entering the site, by the asbestos removal firm, and they will also ensure the right disposal methods for any asbestos materials.
PROFESSIONAL BODIES, AFFILIATIONS and QUALIFICATIONS
Before you pick out an asbestos removal firm in the Weston-super-Mare area, establish their membership of and affiliation with professional bodies within the asbestos field.
UKATA - The UK Asbestos Training Association is a non-profit agency that is committed to raising standards in the asbestos industry, by delivering the finest quality training in asbestos awareness. From industry leaders to homeowners, it offers instantly recognisable qualifications that can be checked and authenticated through their online search facility.
ATaC - Asbestos surveyors, analysts and testing facilities will normally be affiliated with the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC). ATaC is an accredited UKAS associate and provides recognition for its members in this specialist area.
ARCA - The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) is the leading industry organisation for companies and contractors who work within the hazardous asbestos removal and disposal sector. Offering an extensive package of support, training and guidance, ARCA takes responsibility for improving professionalism, safe working practices and reliability for its membership.
Asbestos surveys and asbestos removal services are available to home and business owners in Weston-super-Mare and also in neighbouring areas such as Nailsea, Clevedon, Hutton, Lower Canada, Ashcombe, Loxton, Uphill, Batch, Worlebury, Bournville, Oldmixon, Milton, Kewstoke, Bleadon, Locking, West Wick, Burnham on Sea, Worle. Local Weston-super-Mare asbestos removal specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01934 and the postcode BS22.
Asbestos Garage Roof Removal Weston-super-Mare
There are still countless garages with asbestos cement roofs in Weston-super-Mare, and if you are considering getting rid of this type of roof you must be conscious of the dangers that may be involved. Any work with asbestos in a home or business should usually only to be conducted by a government accredited company. Individuals can only remove and dispose of asbestos if it is in the form of cement bonded sheets, such as that found on garage roofs in Weston-super-Mare, and only if they comply with all legislation and procedures.
If you are in any doubt of your abilities or of the state of the asbestos that needs to be removed, contact a professional. Leaving this work to a specialist means that you won't have to be worried about buying the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), disposing of your asbestos, or all the additional legal requirements concerning asbestos removal.
A certified asbestos removal contractor in Weston-super-Mare will abide by all of the relevant legal requirements for health and safety in their working practices, asbestos removal, disposal, and clearing the site afterwards, to make certain your garage is safe for re-roofing and working in. (Tags: Asbestos Garage Removal Weston-super-Mare, Asbestos Garage Roof Removal Weston-super-Mare, Asbestos Garage Roofs Weston-super-Mare).
Asbestos Removal Tasks Weston-super-Mare
Asbestos removal companies should be able to help with asbestos replacement in Weston-super-Mare, brown asbestos removal, asbestos encasement, asbestos encapsulation, asbestos ceiling removal, asbestos waste collection, blue asbestos (crocidolite) removal, corrugated asbestos removal in Weston-super-Mare, environmental cleaning, asbestos insulation removal, asbestos testing, hazardous waste removal, asbestos inspections, asbestos roof removal, asbestos surveys, asbestosis prevention, house clearance, asbestos abatement Weston-super-Mare, and other hazardous waste related jobs.
Asbestos Removal Somerset
Around Somerset you'll also obtain: Ilton asbestos removal, Dunster asbestos surveys, Cameley asbestos disposal, Paulton asbestos inspections, Wraxall asbestos disposal, Glastonbury asbestos disposal, Wincanton asbestos surveys, Chew Stoke asbestos disposal, St Georges asbestos inspections, Congresbury asbestos removal, Street asbestos surveys, Bishops Lydeard asbestos disposal, Pawlett asbestos removal, Kewstoke asbestos removal, Woolavington asbestos disposal, Porlock asbestos inspections, Winscombe asbestos surveys, Abbots Leigh asbestos inspections, Stogursey asbestos inspections, Chew Magna asbestos removal, Stoke Sub Hamdon asbestos disposal, Cleeve asbestos removal, Horton asbestos removal, Catcott asbestos surveys, Tintinhull asbestos disposal, North Cadbury asbestos disposal, Shipham asbestos disposal, Ashwick asbestos removal, Westbury Sub Mendip asbestos disposal, Midsomer Norton asbestos disposal.
Asbestos Management Courses
ATac (the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association) provide a number of asbestos related training courses, for anybody who wishes to get the necessary qualifications for asbestos management, asbestos removal, asbestos surveying and asbestos analysis. The courses that are currently available are Remote RSH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Management for Dutyholders, RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures, RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Asbestos Laboratory and Project Management, RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying and RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Bulk Analysis. Such qualifications are offered through the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health), and have been designed especially for professionals participating in asbestos management, who are working for UKAS endorsed businesses.
UK Occupations Most at Risk of Mesothelioma (Asbestosis)
(In No Particular Order)
- Metal Working Maintenance & Production Fitters
- Mates to Electrical, Metal & Related Fitters
- Vehicle & Coach Body Builders
- Carpenters & Joiners
- Metal Plate Workers
- Construction Workers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Sheet Metal Workers
- Electrical Energy, Boiler & Plant Attendants
- Plumbers & Heating Engineers
- Electricians & Electrical Maintenance Engineers
(Source: Health and Safety Executive Study 2009)
Somerset Asbestos Removal Enquiries
Recently posted Somerset asbestos removal projects: In Shepton Mallet Mrs Ayat Lowe needs an asbestos removal contractor to remove and correctly dispose of some fire doors containing asbestos. Corey Bonner was hoping to find an asbestos removal contractor who can safely remove a garden shed roof that's made of asbestos in his semi-detached house in Staplegrove. Kayson and Ines Nichols were looking to get an insurance quote from an asbestos removal contractor in Cheddon Fitzpaine who can remove some asbestos pipework lagging in their cottage. Axel Bannister was enquiring about an asbestos removal contractor to safely remove some wall coating containing asbestos in his semi-detached house in Backwell. Jonathan Tipping was hoping to get a quotation from an asbestos removal contractor in Misterton to safely remove some asbestos insulation boards in his semi-detached property. In Walton, Ian and Amelie Murray are on the lookout for somebody to remove and get rid of a garage roof that is made of asbestos. Mrs Sky Hobson from Wick St Lawrence, Somerset needs somebody to remove the artex from a ceiling. Mrs Heidi Roche from Yeovilton needs someone to remove and safely dispose of an asbestos water tank.
Also: Bleadon asbestos removal, Bournville asbestos removal, Ashcombe asbestos removal, Locking asbestos removal, West Wick asbestos removal, Hutton asbestos removal, Lower Canada asbestos removal, Nailsea asbestos removal, Batch asbestos removal, Uphill asbestos removal, Burnham on Sea asbestos removal, Worle asbestos removal, Clevedon asbestos removal, Loxton asbestos removal, Oldmixon asbestos removal, Worlebury asbestos removal, Kewstoke asbestos removal, Milton and more.
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Enquiries related to asbestos removal and disposal have just recently been made by home and business owners in the following Weston-super-Mare places: Courtenay Walk, Clarence Road North, Damson Road, The Boundaries, Dunkery Road, Southview Close, Blue Water Drive, The Weind, Broad Oak Road, Coronation Road, Campion Close, Dolphin Square, Southside, Tudor Road, Savernake Road, Clarkson Avenue, Clarendon Road, Snowdon Vale, Charlock Road, Banwell Road, Christ Church Path South, The Rows, Sandringham Road, Delhorn Lane, Douglas Road, The Scaurs, Beach Road, Teal Close, Drove Road, as well as these local Weston-super-Mare postcodes: BS22 6NP, BS22 6DT, BS22 6AZ, BS22 6SA, BS22 6DN, BS22 6EG, BS22 6JP, BS22 6AU, BS22 6SL, BS22 6LD.
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