As the UK’s market-leading supplier of asbestos testing, inspection and consultancy services, acting independently of licensed asbestos removal contractors (LARC), our asbestos management consultants are trusted to support and advise the asbestos removal project manager, providing a range of services to facilitate the safe removal asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Once the specifications have been accepted by our client, our BOHS qualified asbestos analyst oversees and monitors the on-site asbestos removal process.
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Risk Assessments are part of the risk management process and are included in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. A Risk Assessment is a process of identifying what hazards currently exist or may appear in the workplace. Utilise our Risk Assessment PDF example and template to help conduct your own Risk Assessment.
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Depending on the type of work being conducted, employees identified (through risk assessments) as being at risk of exposure to hazardous dust or other respirable substances must wear suitable face-fit tested RPE.
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What do I need to consider during my asbestos removal project?
Before procuring an asbestos removal contractor, there are several things to consider before works commence; Is the work licensable, non-licensable or notifiable non-licensable, what is the timeline for removal, what documentation do you need to ensure the works have been carried out correctly (including waste disposal checks).
Our article ‘What to look out for during your asbestos removal project’ is our 10 step guide detailing what the various definitions of asbestos removal works mean, what timeline to expect, and how to make your asbestos removal project a success.
Whilst each project has a unique specification, tasks undertaken usually include:
All activities and inspections are recorded in the project diary, including checks and photographs of the enclosures, waste routes and DCU, and copies of the Waste Carriers License and other documents. This information feeds into the asbestos analysts summary report for review in a full step by step record of the work on-site.
The project diary is accessible to our clients via the NexGen portal to monitor remotely while works are going on, providing complete visibility from start to finish. The diary is updated in real-time, giving you assurance that works are being carried out as required and under the supervision of our qualified, trusted analytical staff.
Working collaboratively with all contractors on site, the specification will take into account all information and knowledge provided by your contractors.
As part of the four stage clearance process conducted by our Environmental team, utilising our UKAS accredited laboratory, the clearance testing procedure will be carried in accordance with Asbestos: The analysts guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures (2005) HSG248.
It is the sole responsibility of the asbestos removal contractor to ensure the cleanliness of the area in advance of the analysts performing the visual inspection (stage 2 of the 4 stage clearance procedure). After the visual inspection is completed, asbestos air monitoring and testing is required to obtain your clearance certificate, certifying that your building is safe to reoccupy.
What are my responsibilities?
Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, it is the responsibility of the duty holder to ensure any asbestos has been identified prior to the commencement of works. Employers must not undertake work until a suitable & sufficient assessment has been undertaken (i.e. asbestos type, matrix, location and condition), with the aim to prevent or reduce potential exposures to asbestos and reduce any risks to the lowest practicable level.
We work independently from all licensed asbestos removal contractors (LARC), operating only in asbestos inspection, testing and consultancy services. We have an independent assurance team internally to impartially monitor our performance so you can be assured that you asbestos removal project is being monitored without bias.
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