If your asbestos survey for a shed or garage in the UK or Ireland identifies asbestos and you’re planning to remove the structure, here are the responsible steps to ensure safe and effective removal.
Types of Asbestos: Know What You’re Dealing With
Your survey will identify the type of asbestos present, such as; Chrysotile (white), Amosite (brown), Crocidolite (blue), or other less prevalent types like Fibrous Anthophyllite, Fibrous Tremolite, and Fibrous Actinolite.
If you plan to demolish the shed or garage, then the asbestos materials must be carefully removed prior to the commencement of any demolition work on the main structure.
Steps for Removal
- Hire a Specialist Asbestos Removal Contractor: The complexities and legalities involved make this a job for certified professionals. In the UK and Ireland, G&L is a reputable company offering this service
- Follow Legal Guidelines: Specialist contractors will adhere to the legal guidelines for asbestos removal, ensuring safety for everyone involved. This involves producing a detailed plan of work explaining exactly how the removal work will be carried out.
- Asbestos Waste Disposal: All asbestos waste needs to be stored safely and then disposed of correctly, and in compliance with all applicable regulations. At G&L, we take care of the disposal of all waste and provide our clients with the completed consignment note as proof of disposal.
- Certification: Obtain a certificate confirming that the asbestos has been safely removed.
- Air Monitoring: For added peace of mind, consider having air monitoring carried out to ensure the air quality is safe and free from asbestos fibres.
Professional guidance is essential for the proper removal of asbestos. Companies like G&L provide comprehensive services in accordance with safety guidelines and legal requirements in the UK and Ireland.
By adopting an informed and methodical approach, removing asbestos from your shed or garage becomes a straightforward task. Keep these steps in mind to ensure safety for everyone involved. If you’re in the UK or Ireland, G&L offers asbestos surveys and asbestos removal services, conducted by trained professionals to provide peace of mind.