Asbestos Removal Kidderminster

It is estimated that around 4000 deaths annually are caused by the use of this material in buildings and the construction industry. Our asbestos removal Kidderminster will deal with all types of asbestos.

 

At Ledbury Surveys Ltd we use our 20 years of experience in the civil engineering and construction industry to conduct a variety of asbestos services including removal, disposal, surveys, and awareness training.

All our team have extensive knowledge of current legislation and guidance regarding the material. Hence, our customers have peace of mind that any work is of a high standard.

Furthermore, we offer full committment to strictly following health and safety guidelines. Therefore, any testing of materials is carried out at fully UKAS accredited laboratories.

For more details about the asbestos removal we carry out in Kidderminster, call us today on 01684 303 470.

Ensure Safety

Our Services

It is important that any building is safe for those who occupy or visit it. Checking for these fibrous materials is worthwhile in any building. Since the banning of the use of asbestos as a building material, we dedicate ourselves to ensuring the safety of individuals in Kidderminster and West Midlands. Some of the services that we provide include:

  • Surveys
  • Management Plans
  • Abatement
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Disposal
  • Cost and Removal Advice
  • Awareness Training
  • Air Testing
  • CDM (Construction Design Management) Co-ordinators
  • Demolition Advice
  • Contract Supervision
  • Bid and Tender Advice
  • Site Safety Audits and Inspections
  • Site-Specific Risk Assessments
  • COSHH Survey and Assessment
  • Health and Safety Reviews
Microscopic Fibres

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a word that refers to a group of minerals that are made up of microscopic fibres. There were three major forms of the material in the construction industry between the 1950s and 1980s: Chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite. These are all now class 1 human carcinogens that have a detrimental impact on the health of those who have inhaled the fibres.

Chrysotile is a serpentine mineral which was in cement products and also goes by the name of white asbestos. This form can be found in Artex, textile flash guards, old vinyl floor covering, rope seals, low-density insulation boards, and thermal insulation products. Amosite is set apart by its brown fibres and is an amphibole mineral.

This type is commonly found in low-density insulation boards, thermal insulation, and sometimes composite materials like Bakelite. Another amphibole mineral Crocidolite is noticeable from its blue fibres and is often in thermal insulation and composite gaskets. Tremolite, actinolite and anthophyllite are three other types of the mineral but are extremely rare in the UK.

The first ban on crocidolite and amosite use was in 1985, with a further ban on chrysotile becoming law in 1999. Any building construction prior to the year 2000 may well have the substance within it. If the material containing these fibres remain intact they pose very little risk. However, once damaged or disturbed the fibres are released into the atmosphere.

This leads to an increase in risk of illness and long-term disease for those working within environments that may contain the substance. Those at a high risk include plumbers, carpenters, electricians, painters, builders, and miners.

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Air Testing Service

One way of being sure of the presence of the fibres is to have an air test. This consists of a volume of air going through a filter over a set time period. Airborne particles undergo preparation for examination by a professional using a microscope. This technique determines the overall fibre concentration, usually in fibres per cubic cm of air (f/cm3). The four main types of air testing that we carry out include:

  • Leakage Air Testing
  • Background Air Testing
  • Personal Air Testing
  • Reassurance Air Testing

Having an idea of what these testing methods are, gives you a clearer idea of how this service is useful. Leakage air testing is used alongside a smoke test, often outside a live removal location to determine the risk of the fibres on the wider area. Background air testing provides evidence of fibre levels to determine whether the substance is present and what needs to be done.

Personal air testing is a technique to measure what the exposure risk is to employees and is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Reassurance air testing measures the amount of airborne fibres that are present after asbestos removal work has taken place.

Site Safety Audits and Inspections

Alongside our other services, our team carry out site safety audits and inspections to make sure everything is safe. When checking the health and safety of a company’s workplace, the team conduct safety tours, safety sampling, incident inspections, and safety surveys.

Each of these offers different outlooks on the health and safety of their properties and businesses.

Tours are great for a general inspection, sampling allows for a systematic sampling of specific dangerous activities, processes or areas, and surveys inspect areas of concern. Incident inspections are typically after there has been an accident involving a fatality, injury, or near miss. Additionally, they are important to ensure that all health and safety regulations are in place.

Audits are undertaken to make sure that all safety procedures and arrangements receive continual implementation and maintenance. Keeping your safety management system effective is much simpler with audits. This is due to taking a proactive approach to health and safety.

Employees safety is incredibly important and conducting regular audits ensures that they are as safe as possible. With our asbestos removal Kidderminster, all removals are safe and imminent.

Kidderminster and the Surrounding Area

The large town and civil parish of Kidderminster has a population of around 55,530. There are plenty of things to do in the area including a visit to the West Midland Safari Park, the Museum of Carpet, and Hurcott Wood. We provide asbestos services including removal, disposal, and surveys to the Kidderminster area to any customer who needs it.

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Our team offer a variety of services including asbestos removal. Furthermore, we offer additional services in health and safety including audits, inspections, surveys, assessments, and reviews. For more information, please call us today on 01684 303 470 or fill in our online contact form.

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