Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral substance that can be pulled into a fluffy consistency. Asbestos fibers are soft and flexible yet resistant to heat, electricity and chemical corrosion. Pure asbestos is an effective insulator, and it can also be mixed into cloth, paper, cement, plastic and other materials to make them stronger.
These qualities show why asbestos was once a very popular substance and also made asbestos very profitable for business, but unfortunately, they also make asbestos highly toxic.
Licensed asbestos removal work is a significantly hazardous job because it involves higher risk asbestos containing materials (ACMs). These materials are more likely to release larger quantities of asbestos fibres when being removed than lower risk materials (such as asbestos cement).
One requirement is ‘Where hazardous waste is produced at, or removed from, any premises other than exempt premises, the premises must be notified to the Environment Agency’.
This means that any business producing hazardous waste has a legal duty to register with the Environment Agency any premises where hazardous waste is produced. Each premises registered will be given a unique registration number known as a ‘premises code’. It should be noted however that this regulation does not fully apply to householders.
In short, a fully licensed company like Heritage Asbestos Ltd should be used for all Asbestos Removal and Disposal.
Heritage Asbestos Ltd is fully accredited to deal with Asbestos Removal.
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