Asbestos Removals in North London
Right up until the 1980s asbestos was being widely used in the UK, in a range of building materials. As a cheap and widely available insulating material, it got used in tiles, lagging and duct connectors. By the end of the twentieth century there was plenty of evidence to demonstrate the health hazards attached to working with asbestos, should the harmful, microscopic fibres be breathed in.
In 1999 asbestos was finally banned for use, but it’s legacy remains in homes across the UK built prior to the 1980s. If asbestos is discovered, or disturbed, in domestic properties, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that it be inspected and removed by a licensed asbestos removals contractor for North London.
Asbestos can still be found woven into the fabric of commercial properties across the UK. Despite the ban on the use of asbestos in the UK in 1999, there are still around 5,000 asbestos related deaths reported each year. If you own a building that was built prior to 1980, that is used by members of the public for commercial reasons, you have a responsibility to find out if there is asbestos on the premises. If you do find asbestos, it’s important to determine the condition it’s in, and manage the ongoing risk.
Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material; potential risk need to be assessed and monitored by a licensed North London asbestos removals company.
It’s more than likely that most of the industrial and commercial properties in North London, built between 1900-1980, contain asbestos. Whilst it remains inert, it’s considered to be of little risk to health, but if the microscopic fibres get released into the air they become a serious health risk. Most often disturbance occurs as a result of renovation, DIY or refurbishment. Amianto provides North London asbestos surveys, which are carried out by our trusted third party consultants. The purpose of the survey is to find out whether there is asbestos, or Asbestos Containing Materials (ASMs) in your home or commercial premises.
Asbestos Removals Contractor for North London
Amianto are a trusted North London asbestos removals company, providing professional surveys, environmental testing and asbestos management.
Our HSE accredited third party consultultants will carry out asbestos surveys. They will identify and assess the ASMs that are present in the property, and send test samples to UKAS accredited laboratories for analysis. Testing is carried out according to current UK legislation, and is guaranteed to produce detailed and accurate results.
If asbestos is detected on the premises, Amianto will carry out a carefully managed removal and disposal process. After the removal is complete, a second survey is carried out, which includes careful air monitoring to check the concentration of airborne fibres. Once the Amianto team is satisfied that the environment complies with the ISO17025 standard.
Call Amianto asbestos removals in North London for an immediate assessment of your premises.
The HSE has strict standards for the regulation of asbestos removal. All Amianto asbestos removal specialists have the appropriate skills, qualifications and experience to equip them for professional asbestos removal.
Our services include:
Surveys and Testing – determining whether or not asbestos is present on the premises. Analysis defines the type of asbestos present. Should it be found to be hazardous, air monitoring will assess and record the concentration of airborne fibres prior to, throughout, and after the removals process.
Removal and Monitoring – once asbestos is defined as a potential health risk, the site is sealed off and only Amianto employees are able to access it. We carry out regular leak air testing to ensure that the integrity of our environmental security measures is maintained.
Post Removal – after we have removed asbestos from North London properties we follow up with a series of tests. We carry out a visual inspection, and undertake air monitoring to check the concentration of asbestos fibres in the atmosphere.