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