Before we begin the removal of any asbestos, a member of our team will arrive at the site and then put on the correct protective wear, including suit, mask and boots, before safely removing a small sample of the area so that the asbestos testing can take place and it can be officially confirmed that asbestos is present.
The small section is removed by a highly trained member of the Asbestos Fighters team, then double bagged, secured and sent to a testing company for analysis. Once the analysis has taken place, the results will show us what, if any, specific asbestos is present which will define whether the work will need to be completed licensed or un-licensed.
The analysis can take up to five working days and once we have the results, we can co-ordinate our team to get the asbestos removed and disposed of quickly and efficiently so works can continue on your development without affecting your planned completion date. We provide an emergency call out where we will be at your site within 24 hours to get the process of removal moving as soon as possible.
All the asbestos testing we conduct is done so following Health & Safety Executive recommendations.
Contact Asbestos Fighters today to get a free quote on the testing, removal and disposal of your asbestos.
Emergency Asbestos Clean Up – Kings Langley
Upon acceptance, we started preparation of the Plan of Work which included a full list of equipment and materials required to complete this project safely. We booked an independent analyst to carry out an air test.
We began the work by forming a respirator zone around the kitchen area using 1000 polythene sheets with the flaps and warning signs in place. A changing and bagging zone was created outside the kitchen with the H type vacuum and bucket with water and sponge in place. Analysts carried out a reassurance air test and personal monitoring on our operative. Samples were taken to further analyses.
The emergency asbestos clean up works were started on Wednesday 7th October 2020 at 8am and was completed by 12noon the same day.
Asbestos Re-encapsulating Soffits – Bedfordshire
After a thorough inspection of the soffits, we advised the school that they could in fact be encapsulated - covered up so that they were protected with Asbestos Insulation Board (AIB) - instead of being removed.
This work was completed without any disruption to the routine or safety of the pupils at the school.
Following the re-encapsulating soffits work, we will now carry out an annual inspection to ensure they continue to be protected against the elements, keeping the pupils and staff safe.
Asbestos Pipe Insulation Debris Removal – Havering-atte-Bower, Essex
When carrying out pipe insulation debris removal work, we are required to give 14 days notification prior to the asbestos works beginning. Our team prepared a Plan of Work and had it verified before we submitted the ASB5 Notification to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
The asbestos removal work was carried out under fully controlled conditions, under a negative pressure unit. A Decontamination Unit, including Welfare and WC, was located on the front of the house, and we had all transit procedures in place.
All the work was completed in two days.
Asbestos Single Garage Re-Roof – Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Work began promptly at 8am on the day and the asbestos was safely removed and sent to be disposed of securely by 10am. At this point, the roofing team began replacing the garage roof and the entire job was completed by lunchtime. This kind of time frame ensures other building works do not need to be hindered when asbestos removal is carried out safely and to the standards expected of a company like Asbesstos Fighters.