Asbestos Removal In BN8
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There are 6 types of asbestos but only 3 have been widely used in building materials: White, Brown, Blue. Strictly speaking blue is the most dangerous, followed by brown and then white. However the material with which the asbestos was mixed is an important risk factor. If the fibres are well bonded the material is lower risk as fibres are less likely to be released and to become airborne. When dealing with high risk materials even minor disturbance can release significant quantities of fibres. Most people know what an asbestos roof looks like but very few BN8 home owners realize that asbestos can also be found in quite a range of relatively common building products which are listed below. Contact the BN8 Asbestos Survey team today for a quick quote, and get that Asbestos removed.
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General Info: (Source, Wiki)
In construction, asbestos abatement is a set of procedures designed to control the release of asbestos fibers from asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos abatement is utilized during general construction in areas containing asbestos materials, particularly when those materials are being removed, encapsulated, or repaired. Abatement is needed in order to protect construction workers and members of the general public from the many negative health impacts of asbestos.
Many residential and commercial buildings contain asbestos, used in spray-applied flame retardant, thermal system insulation, and in a variety of other materials. Asbestos can be flocked above false ceilings, inside technical ducts, and in many other small spaces where firefighters would have difficulty gaining access. Although asbestos is primarily associated with older buildings in many parts of the world, as asbestos bans have been in place in various countries since 1972, 2 million tons of asbestos were still consumed annually as of 2018.
Depending on how and where asbestos was applied, it might not pose any risk to most users of the building. If the fibers cannot become dislodged, they cannot be inhaled, and thus the asbestos poses no risk. However, some methods of applying asbestos, particularly flocking, allow asbestos fibers to gradually drop off into the air. Asbestos poses hazards to maintenance personnel who have to drill holes in walls for installation of cables or pipes. Even if the workers are protected, such maintenance operation may release fibers into the air, which may be inhaled by others. Interventions in areas where asbestos is present often have to follow stringent procedures.
When asbestos fibers can easily be made into airborne dust, the material is known as “friable”. For example, a popcorn ceiling is extremely friable, whereas asbestos floor tile is considered non-friable. Friable materials, such as popcorn ceiling tiles, have a lifespan between 20”40 years plus; whereas non-friable materials, such as asbestos roofing tiles, have a lifespan of 50”100 years and beyond.
Different countries have different regulations and methods of enforcement, when it comes to asbestos removal. It is extremely important to remember that prior to any asbestos removal procedures taking place; the client has a duty of care and must verify that the specialist removal contractor can provide proof of the following:
license if licensing is required within the jurisdiction
specific asbestos public and employer liability insurance
worker training to include supervisor and contract manager training within the past 12 months
worker fit-testing and medical surveillance within 12 months
specialist equipment testing within 6 months – DOP and PAT within the EU
Optionally, the specialist contractor should be able to provide accreditation from ARCA or other such trade organization.
When asbestos abatement is taking place, occupants are not allowed to enter the area. Typically, the part of the building from which asbestos is being removed has to be sealed off in order to prevent contamination of the other areas. Methods of sealing off an area often include the use of polyethylene film, duct tape and negative air pressure machines which are fitted with HEPA filters. The idea is that the contained area is pulling fresh air in as to not let asbestos fibers out into the surrounding environment.
Only a special vacuum cleaner that is designed for asbestos containment (class H) can be safely used when cleaning up during and after asbestos removal. Ordinary vacuum cleaners cannot be used, even those fitted with a HEPA filter. An ordinary vacuum cleaner will expel the asbestos fibres into the room air.
If the building is closed to normal users, it may be necessary to seal it off from outside atmosphere so that no accessible air is contaminated. Examples of buildings that required asbestos removal include the Jussieu Campus and the Tour Montparnasse.
An asbestos-containing building that is to be torn down may have to be sealed, and to have its asbestos safely removed before ordinary demolition can be performed. The asbestos removal may take longer and cost more than the actual demolition. For example, the former seat of parliament of East Germany, the Palast der Republik, was stripped of most of its asbestos between 1998 and 2001, before it was finally demolished starting in 2006.
New innovative methods for asbestos removal have been used. One example is the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s B238 building, where a track mounted wet cutting saw with a diamond blade was used in order to cut the building into small sections. These small sections were then double wrapped in plastic, the minimum requirement when transporting asbestos material, and driven to a landfill. This method not only contained the asbestos material within the gunite and metal layers of the walls, but also kept workers at a safe distance since the saw was controlled remotely.
In many countries, construction activities involving asbestos-containing materials are regulated by government agencies.
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Outbuildings can be subject to asbestos too. Asbestos cement roofs and walls are still discovered on a regular basis, it is also important not to walk on fragile materials like these. Wood, glass, metals, stone and breezeblocks do not contain asbestos although they may be hiding it. If you are unsure, it is important to contact an BN8 Asbestos expert for advice, use our QUOTE FORM to get in touch.
AsbestosRemovalQuote is a family run business with over 9 years experience in the asbestos quotes industry. Our team match you with local BN8 experts who are able to offer a wide range of services and solutions required by law when working with asbestos, this includes removals, remediation, encapsulations, samples & waste collections.
The local BN8 experts we work with are highly skilled in all aspects of asbestos and will work with you to ensure the highest quality service.
Did you know that Asbestos was not banned in the UK until the year 2000 and there were 467 Asbestosis deaths in 2015.
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