Exposure to asbestos can cause serious health and safety risks. Polytech Contracts have over X years of experience in the asbestos industry with a proven track record of delivering quality and cost-effective asbestos removal. Our highly trained specialists can safely remove and dispose of all types of asbestos materials from domestic and commercial properties, all in accordance with current UK legislation and HSE-approved codes of practice.
Is asbestos removal necessary?
Asbestos removal is not always necessary. If you suspect that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are present in your home, building or the premises you manage, the best option is usually to leave them where they are and manage them accordingly.
However, this will depend on the condition of the ACMs and what risk they are likely to pose to you, your family, employees or other third-parties. Encapsulating or sealing ACMs is also a viable option. Again, this will depend on the condition and risks of the ACMs. It is always best to contact a licensed asbestos removal contractor for further advice.
Do contaminated areas require cleaning?
Areas contaminated with asbestos will usually always need to be professionally cleaned. Our highly trained specialists have years of experience in all aspects of decontamination and contaminated land remediation. If you come across unsealed, loose, damaged, or residual ACMs in any form, it is important not to disturb them further.
Access to the affected area(s) should be restricted immediately, and a licensed asbestos removal contractor should be contacted. Remember, you cannot see or smell airborne asbestos fibers. Compared to correctly sealed ACMs in good condition; unsealed, loose, damaged, or residual ACMs pose a significantly higher risk to anyone who is around them.
Can I remove asbestos myself?
Without having the correct training, do not try to remove or repair any asbestos materials yourself. Disturbing asbestos-containing materials may give rise to airborne fibres that can pose serious health and safety risks and lead to contaminating adjacent areas. Remember, you cannot see or smell airborne asbestos fibres.
Many asbestos materials also require a licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) before they can legally be removed. In addition, ACMs need to be legally disposed of as hazardous waste. A licence is also required from the Environmental Agency in order to carry hazardous waste in vehicles. Therefore, our advice is to leave asbestos removal to the experts – call Polytech Contracts.