Many asbestos materials are low-risk while in good condition, but when cracked, drilled, sanded, worn, weathered by the elements or removed, they become hazardous – not only to those handling them but to future generations that will be exposed to dust left behind in air and soil.
Kings Heath Demolition can safely remove asbestos found in your building, prior to demolition.
Asbestos is highly regulated, and disposal is subject to complex legislation and strict procedures. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 Asbestos removal is also covered by the Environmental Protection Act.
Work with asbestos falls into one of three categories: “non-licensed”, “non-licensed but notifiable” or “licensed”.
Even the safest non-notifiable category has to be conducted by trained staff with approved equipment and written records kept, but the authorities do not have to be informed. This category normally involves undamaged materials containing low concentrations of “white” chrysotile asbestos.
If materials have to be broken up to dispose of them, the work becomes “notifiable” to the Health & Safety Executive, and workers must be medically monitored.
Six common types of asbestos
Working with asbestos requires licensed specialists equipped with full protective clothing and respirators, and work areas must be hermetically sealed.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate material which was historically mined and used to create products with a predominantly insulating purpose. There are six common types of asbestos, three well known and three lesser known. All six types are carcinogenic and highly regulated. Asbestos Removal is the process of removing asbestos containing materials under controlled conditions from a property. The material is then disposed of, as asbestos waste, at registered waste sites.
Kings Heath Demolition are not a licensed asbestos removal contractor but instead have supply chain of Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractors to undertake any required works with audited standards and agreed preferential rates ensuring that Kings Heath Demolition can always meet our client’s requirements and provide the good quality service that our clients have come to expect.