Roofing & Cladding
Roofing & Cladding
Specialists in the safe and efficient removal and replacement of asbestos containing roofs domestic and commercial
Safety is at the core of our asbestos removal services
For over 30 years, Safe Strip UK has invested heavily in a range of memberships, accreditations, and high-level training which demonstrates our expert level of competence in one of the UK’s most regulated industries.
Due to the impact asbestos can have on your health, companies can be fined for the poor management or distribution of asbestos during building or refurbishment work. Safe Strip UK holds a full HSE license to undertake work with asbestos ensuring that all asbestos containing materials are dealt with through the correct and legitimate channels.
Our operatives are trained to the requirements of The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and work with all types of asbestos containing materials, always prioritising your health and safety.
Licensed Asbestos Removal
Licensed asbestos removal work is considered the highest risk category as it poses significant hazard, and risk to your health. Higher-risk asbestos removal work must only be carried out by a licensed and trained contractor in the UK due to the likelihood of the material giving off highly hazardous asbestos fibres. When working with higher risk Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) it’s especially important that all work is correctly planned and completed to the Control of Asbestos Regulations.
Safe Strip UK are fully licensed by Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to carry out the removal of higher risk Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s), giving you peace of mind that our team have the required abilities and qualifications to complete your project safely.
Licensable work with Asbestos is where the risk assessment cannot clearly demonstrate that the concentration of asbestos will not exceed 0.1 asbestos fibres per cubic centimetre of air (0.1 f/cm3) (averaged over a four-hour period). This hazardous waste is deemed extremely dangerous and has relations to various ailments and health issues. When looking for an asbestos contractor to complete licensed asbestos removal, consider the following information.
Examples of licensable asbestos work and materials can be found below and legally require a licensed contractor. Any decision on whether a particular project is considered licensable or not, will need to be assessed and surveyed.
- Removal of sprayed coatings (limpet asbestos)
- Removal or other work which may disturb pipe lagging
- Removal of any loose fill insulation
- Removal of AIB (Asbestos Insulation Board)
- Removing significant quantities of loose/fine debris that contain Asbestos dust
Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal
Non licensed asbestos removal work is considered a lower risk to your health. Despite not needing a license for working with lower risk asbestos materials it still needs to be managed according to HSE Guidance, by trained professionals with the correct safety procedures, equipment, insurance, and experience. To be exempt from needing a licence the work must only be in a few places and of low intensity.
If you are unsure whether you need a licensed contractor, contact our team today for an Asbestos Survey to determine the concentration of asbestos in your property. Safe Strip UK has earned a reputation as a favoured contractor for many loyal clients by exceeding industry standards and leading the way in innovations for over 30 years.
To be considered low intensity the concentration of asbestos in the air must not exceed 0.6f/cm3 measured over 10 minutes. When searching for an asbestos contractor to work with non-licensed material, consider the below information.
Examples of non-licensed asbestos work and materials can be found below. These do not require a licensed contractor however need to be removed safely by trained operatives with the appropriate insurances and equipment. Any decision on whether a particular project is considered licensable or not, will need to be assessed and surveyed.
- Cleaning up small quantities of loose debris containing asbestos dust
- Drilling of textures decorative coatings for installation of fittings
- Encapsulation of asbestos containing materials that are in good condition
- Maintenance or removal work on asbestos cement products, vinyl floor tiles, bitumen roof felt, shingles, damp-proofing coatings, plastic paint coatings, PCV floors, sealing compounds
- Garage roofs, corrugated sheeting, textured coatings, floor coverings
Identifying asbestos in the most common locations
Commercial Asbestos Removal
Residential Asbestos Removal
Industrial Asbestos Removal
Asbestos Roof Removal
Asbestos Garage Roof Removal
Asbestos Artex Ceiling Removal
Asbestos Shed Removal
Loose Fill Asbestos Removal
Asbestos In Schools
Asbestos Fly Tip Clearance
Why Choose Safe Strip Uk?
By focusing on our clients requirements we are able to provide a first class service to ensure that clients comply with The Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Health & Safety
Safe Strip UK holds a full Health and Safety Executive (HSE) licence to undertake work with asbestos right across the UK. All asbestos is disposed of through the correct and legitimate channels, with all operatives trained beyond the requirements of The Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Private and Public Sector Experience
Our management team have over 30 years of experience working across both the private and public sectors. This gives us a greater understanding of all environments, which enables us to supply an efficient and cost effective solution for all.
Rapid Response Division
We offer a rapid response division which gives all our clients a 24/7 call out service. This gives peace & mind to our clients, knowing that in the event of an emergency we are on hand to make the situation as smooth & trouble free as possible.
Asbestos Removal Case Studies
We undertake all types of asbestos related projects regardless of size including minor repair work to damaged ACM’s as well as major asbestos removal work where enclosures and controlled conditions are required.
Frequently Asked Questions
If have any further questions just get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.
Anyone can be at risk from asbestos exposure, however those working in the building industry are more commonly affected. Most victims who suffer from asbestos related diseases have worked in building trades including builders, carpenters, joiners, plumbers, electricians, demolition workers and more. Either they were exposed to asbestos fibres in their daily work with asbestos materials or work with asbestos was being carried out near them.
Having established the presence of asbestos you will need to carry out a risk assessment and create an asbestos management plan in accordance with HSE guidelines which must determine whether the work to be carried out is licensed or non-licensable work. All licensable work must be notified to the appropriate enforcing authority depending on the nature of the premises and must be worked on by a fully licensed contractor with the appropriate training and protective equipment.
While removing Asbestos, the team at Safe Strip UK will ensure the asbestos related area is sealed off using polythene to create an airtight enclosure which contains the asbestos airborne fibres. Controlled wetting techniques are the then undertaking such as spraying, injection with needles or using a sealant to restrict the release of asbestos fibres.
The contaminated waste is then securely bagged and sealed in asbestos waste sacks, appropriately labelled, and safely transported to a specialist asbestos related disposal site.
Once the asbestos waste has been removed from the site, all surfaces in the sealed containment area are cleaned and vacuumed to remove any remaining debris. Once the work has been completed, the team at Safe Strip UK will arrange for a UKAS accredited laboratory to undertake inspection off the area, before dismantling of the enclosure.
Its important that you don’t touch the suspect area and if possible, secure the area to make sure no other person can encounter the material. Call our team immediately on 0191 5121 046 to arrange an inspection, especially if you’re planning any DIY or renovation work.
If you have already disturbed or damaged asbestos through decorating, it’s important that you don’t attempt to clean the area up yourself. Using a vacuum for example may cause more harm than good by causing the fibers to spread more rapidly. You should get everyone out of the area as soon as possible and close the door on that area or room. If someone was in close contact with the damaged material, you should remove your clothing, place it inside a bin liner and shower off as soon as possible.
Call our team as soon as possible and we will arrange for someone to assess the situation and advise on how to proceed.
Anyone that is responsible for the maintenance of premises has a duty to manage asbestos and protect anyone using the building from the risks associated with asbestos exposure. This means that the duty holder must find whether asbestos is present in the building, and if so, keep records of its condition, assess the risks and plan how to manage them.
If you are a building or business owner and have failed to protect employees against asbestos exposure, those employees may be able to make a claim against you.
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