Over the past 25 years or so, we have all learned of the health hazards of asbestos. Prior to the year 2000, asbestos was freely imported into the UK. In fact, over 5 million tons were imported and used as building material in over 500,000 buildings. While undamaged asbestos is not necessarily a health hazard, any type of repair, remodelling, demolition or refurbishment of an asbestos containing building requires expert attention.
If you are considering that type of work in a building that has or may have asbestos, the health and safety of all those involved requires that you contact a specialist. There is a reliable asbestos removal company in Wednesbury that can ensure that any asbestos is abated, encapsulated, or removed and disposed of properly. Here is what to look for in in looking for a asbestos removal company.
- Experienced and Expert Service – the company should be able to perform all work relating to asbestos, from site surveys and planning to removal and disposal. Because the presence of asbestos and its removal or abatement is a health and safety matter, the company must be able to ensure that you meet all of your legal requirements.
- Professional – the company must have a government license to undertake work with asbestos. Beyond that, the company should have certifications from professional organizations, including ISO certifications.
If you own a building that you know or suspect has asbestos, you need to contact an asbestos removal company immediately, whether you intend to do work on the building or not. Asbestos can be hazardous, and should be left to the experts for the health and well-being of you, your family, your employees and the public.