Worldwide more than 200,000 people die from asbestos-related illnesses. Asbestos removal and disposal if not done in the correct manner can be lethal.
We work extremely hard ensure that any projects that we manage are done so in a controlled manner in line with current HSE legislation and guidance notes, ACoPs, and the recommendations of ARCA and UKATA.
The key to maintaining such a high level of safety is early planning and engaging with the client long before our projects begin. Our in-house risk assessments and method statements are tailored to each project and are specific to each task we carry out. We develop safe systems of work planned and undertaken in compliance with BS6187:2011. Each project is undertaken with state-of-the-art high-tech demolition-specific equipment, operated by experienced CPCS and NPORS operatives.
If you are looking for asbestos to be removed by skilled specialists in get in touch to see how we could help your project.
Asbestos is a general name given to several naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have crystallised to form long thin fibres. They are divided into two sub-groups: serpentine (chrysotile (white asbestos)), which was the most commonly used type of asbestos and amphiboles, which includes crocidolite (blue asbestos), amosite (brown asbestos), tremolite, actinolite and anthophyllite, of which crocidolite was the most commonly used. Blue and brown asbestos are considered to be the most dangerous. The importation, supply and use of white, blue and brown asbestos have been banned. Asbestos fibres do not dissolve in water or evaporate; they are resistant to heat, fire, chemical and biological degradation and are mechanically strong. Such properties made it an ideal material for use in a number of products, including insulation material for buildings, boilers and pipes; insulating board to protect buildings and ships against fire; asbestos cement for roofing sheets and pipes. The amount and type of asbestos found in the fabric of buildings depends on the product. Crocidolite and amosite were used for lagging up to 1960s. Asbestos-cement products contain 10-15% asbestos fibre, generally chrysotile. Asbestos containing products found in fires include roof tiles and asbestos-bitumen roof coatings.
Due to the health risks involved with asbestos, by law, the removal of licenced asbestos containing materials must be undertaken by licenced asbestos removal specialists. TFM Asbestos has worked hard and we have acquired a full 3-year licence allowing us to ensure the safe removal of asbestos-containing materials.
This is also more convenient for our clients as when we carry out the demolition, dismantling and soft strip services, all asbestos removal can be done in-house rather than outsourcing to another contractor making the process more efficient and cost-effective.
More than 90% of all asbestos containing materials fall under the category of non-licenced removal. This is because they are encapsulated within a non-asbestos material. As a result the chance of fibre release and exposure is lower than that of licenced asbestos. All TFM operatives are provided with a sufficient amount of information, instruction and training which allows us to legally and safely carryout non-licenced removal.
TFM always use proven control measures to reduce and eliminate fibre release from asbestos containing materials in efficient and safe methods of work, delivered by certificated competent personnel.
Health & Safety
All Asbestos Removal-related activities are planned, carried out, and managed to cause the absolute minimum disruption or concern to any third parties. All access to the site area is controlled by security fencing with appropriate signage and notices posted. Only asbestos-trained and authorised personnel are permitted in the working zones, with no access allowed to any other trades, site staff, or members of the public. Our welfare facilities, decontamination units, and asbestos waste skips are positioned within these controlled areas for use by TFM trained personnel only.
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