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Asbestos Removal Domestic and Commercial Glasgow

ARDS Ltd are specialists in asbestos removal. Asbestos removal is a complex operation; ARDS Ltd are one of Scotland's leading approved asbestos removal companies.

ARDS Ltd owns and operates a comprehensive range of specialised equipment for use in Asbestos containment, Asbestos removal and Asbestos treatment. This enables the company to undertake projects of almost any size or level of complexity.

All work is carried out in accordance with CAR 2012 and the Approved Code of Practice (L143) as well as all additional, current, guidelines laid down by the Health and Safety Executive.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals used in certain products, such as building materials and vehicle brakes, to resist heat and corrosion. Asbestos is a Class One carcinogen whose types include chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite asbestos, and any of these materials that have been chemically treated and/or altered.

The Dangers of Asbestos

The inhalation of asbestos fibres by workers can cause serious diseases of the lungs and other organs that may not appear until years after the exposure has occurred. For instance, asbestos can cause a build-up of scar-like tissue in the lungs and result in loss of lung function that often progresses to disability and death. Asbestos fibres associated with these health risks are too small to be seen with the naked eye, and smokers are at higher risk of developing some asbestos-related diseases

What Should I Do?

Given all the detail above, firstly don't panic.

Industrial And Commercial Properties

Everyone must start to take action now - even if all you have to do is to co-operate with the duty holder. If you are a duty holder you must:

  • Find out whether your building contains asbestos, and what condition it is in
  • Assess the risk, e.g. if it is likely to release fibres
  • Make a plan to manage that risk

The most comprehensive way to achieve this is to seek advice on the need for a survey of the property this would be the first step in compliance with Duty Holder Responsibilities under The Control of Asbestos Regs 2012

Domestic Properties

There are still large numbers of domestic properties with various amounts and types of asbestos located within or around the externals. These could range from

  • Garage Roofs, water tanks, soffits and undercloaks (mostly but not all low risk) to
  • Warm air cupboard doors / walls, Tank insulation (these require highly specialised removal)

What Shouldn't I Do?

  • Don't panic, asbestos is only dangerous when disturbed. If it is safely managed and contained it doesn't present a health hazard
  • Don't remove asbestos unnecessarily (even by experts). Removing it can be more dangerous than simply containing it
  • Don't treat all asbestos materials the same. You only need to use a licensed contractor to work on high risk materials, such as pipe insulation or asbestos insulating panels - not on asbestos cement which is much less dangerous
  • Don't assume you need to bring in a specialist in every case. The regulation allows you to inspect your own building and assume materials contain asbestos information is available on the web.
  • Don't forget that the regulation is all about protecting maintenance workers and others from asbestos fibres, so concentrate on practical steps to achieve this.

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