ASBESTOS REMOVAL

ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Beech Group hold a 3-year Asbestos Removal Licence from the HSE, covering the removal of all forms of asbestos. We have a proven track record for undergoing wide-ranging projects across all sectors and utilise a very well-trained and dedicated workforce to undertake the works.

The majority of asbestos removal projects are time critical within the healthcare, manufacturing and education sectors. We can offer clients a fully integrated solution, in tandem with the demolition and remediation services in which we specialise.

WHAT IS ASBESTOS?

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that were commonly used in construction throughout the 20th Century. Following the realisation that the fibres asbestos releases are an extreme health hazard, it was fully banned in the UK in 1999. Even now, it remains one of the most prevalent causes of workplace deaths in the UK, with over 5000 deaths due to asbestos-related disease per year. Refurbishment, alteration and demolition projects are all impacted by the prior use of asbestos in buildings. If the material condition and type are recognised as dangerous, professional advice and removal is essential.

REQUIREMENTS

You must have a full survey (and, if needed, asbestos removal) conducted by a competent surveyor or contractor. It is extremely important to factor in a realistic amount of time for this. Asbestos removal is covered by specific regulations: there is a strict 14 day notice period  (applies to notifiable forms of asbestos) to the HSE before works can take place.

BENEFITS OF ASBESTOS REMOVAL

It goes without saying that the removal of asbestos from a site if fibres are at risk of becoming dislodged is an absolute necessity. Hiring a recognised expert, trusted by blue-chip companies for our asbestos removal services, is key to ensuring the process is performed efficiently and safely. Following careful surveying and asbestos removal, previously high-risk buildings and areas can be used again.

ASBESTOS REMOVAL METHODS

Here at Beech Group, we are fully audited and qualified to remove all forms of asbestos. Our methods ensure that we follow all procedures, such as:

  • Establishing proper asbestos decontamination facilities
  • Securing a dedicated transit route
  • Practising face fit testing on all workers
  • Proper bagging, storing and disposing of asbestos

ASBESTOS REMOVAL WORK WE HAVE COMPLETED

Asbestos removal projects that Beech Group has completed include, but are not limited to: