Amianto Provides Licensed Asbestos Removals
The term ‘asbestos’ comes from the ancient Greek, where it means ‘inextinguishable’. This quality of durability and resistance to fire is what gave this naturally occurring silicate mineral its name, and its reputation for being a miracle-worker for domestic, commercial and military use.
Unfortunately, it was only after it had passed into general use that the toxic dangers of asbestos fibres were discovered. These tiny fibres, once airborne, can easily be ingested into the body, and remain for years causing diseases such as asbestosis, and mesothelioma.
Licensed Asbestos Removals Create a Safer Environment
Asbestos has been mined and used for over 4,000 years, but in the mid-twentieth century reports of its long-term damage to health were being published and there were calls for the closure of asbestos mines. Asbestos was finally banned for use in 1999, in the UK, and asbestos is now being systematically removed. Licensed asbestos removals teams are exposed on a daily basis to a highly toxic material; they are also working in homes and commercial properties where members of the public are at risk. For this reason, the HSE Licensing Unit requires that all asbestos extractors must obtain a license to carry out their work, by demonstrating their skills, competence, and awareness of the public health risks involved.
Amianto is an Asbestos Licensed Contractor
We are delighted to have been successfully awarded our HSE License. This means that we can now broaden our portfolio of clients to include both licensed and non-licensed removal of asbestos. With 20 years’ experience of asbestos removal, this award underpins the dedication, experience and knowledge which we bring to our work with domestic, and commercial clients.
If you discover asbestos in your property, it is important that you leave it undisturbed as it becomes dangerous only when airborne fibres are released in the process of demolition or removal. Always contact an asbestos licensed contractor, such as Amianto, to arrange for safe removal using the appropriate professional equipment.