Asbestos Repair & Encapsulation Services
From Asbestos Removal Management Services
Asbestos repair and encapsulation can be utilised to manage and prolong the life of your asbestos containing materials. It is not always necessary to remove asbestos from its current location, in fact the Health and Safety Executive recommend that it is left in situ and managed as long as it is in a good condition. Asbestos removal can be an expensive exercise to have undertaken and asbestos repair or encapsulation can be a great alternative to help you comply with legislation and also manage your budget more efficiently.
Any asbestos repair or encapsulation works that yo...
Any asbestos repair or encapsulation works that you have carried out must be undertaken by competent and qualified contractors who hold the correct insurances and licenses as required, the contractor must also have a provision for disposal of the waste arriving from the works because even though they will not be removing your asbestos the equipment and overalls etc that are used during the work must be disposed of asbestos waste due to the likelihood of asbestos contamination.
Usually air monitoring is required as part of an asbestos repair and encapsulation project for reassurance purposes before during and the works have been completed. The air monitoring must be undertaken by an independent analytical laboratory that is UKAS accredited.
How can we help you?
How can we help you?
From our head office in Birstall, Yorkshire in the North (near Leeds, between Dewsbury and Brighouse) and our Northampton, Northamptonshire office (near Milton Keynes, centrally between Birmingham and London) in the Midlands, we are ideally situated to provide national coverage. We are able to advise you on all aspects of asbestos repair and encapsulation, as well as asbestos removal.
We offer one or all of the following asbestos project related services:
- Provision of quotations from approved and trusted contractors
- Review of quotations
- Asbestos project specifications
- Tender preparation and review process
- On site air monitoring
- Full asbestos project management services
What you need to know about asbestos repair and encapsulation?
Asbestos repair and encapsulation projects fall into three categories:
- Non Licensed Asbestos Work
- Notifiable Non Licensed Asbestos Work
- Notifiable Licensed Asbestos Work
Regardless of the category the asbestos contractor must be competent to undertake the work, the employees must hold appropriate training certificates and be able to prove competence for the tasks they are planning to undertake.
They must also hold appropriate and sufficient insurances for the tasks they will be undertaking, as a general rule most insurance policies specifically exclude working with asbestos from their cover which can leave not only the contractor, but you open to litigation if works do not go according to plan.
Waste disposal is a major part of the project. All asbestos waste must be packaged appropriately and be transported by registered carriers to an appropriate asbestos registered waste site. The staff undertaking transportation of asbestos waste must be competent, must provide consignment notes whilst the waste is in transit and upon completion of disposal of the waste at a licensed landfill site.
A license to work with asbestos is required if the project or the material falls into the licensed category. The company undertaking this type of work must hold a license that has been granted by the Health and Safety Executive. Work in this category is usually subject to a 14 day notification to the enforcing authority prior to works being allowed to commence. Companies that carry out notifiable asbestos work are subject to health surveillance of their employees and also record keeping of the nature, duration and likely exposures to asbestos. The regulations state that these health records must be kept for a minimum of 40 years.
Dependent upon the asbestos works being undertaken...
Dependent upon the asbestos works being undertaken, they will require different notifications to be completed by the contractor:
- Non Licensed Asbestos Work – Usually does not require notification (dependent upon the project details)
- Notifiable Non Licensed Asbestos Work – Notification is required to the HSE prior to work commencing
- Notifiable Licensed Asbestos Work – Notification is require to the enforcing authority a minimum of 14 days prior to works commencing
In addition to all of the above and regardless of category the works will require a risk assessment covering all site risks that maybe encountered during the works.
This assessment will then be used to form the basis of a site specific plan of work (method statement) which details exactly how the works will be undertaken, by whom, when and what actions must be undertaken and followed to reduce the risks identified.
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