Avanti are Asbestos Removal Contractors in Essex
It’s now 20 years since asbestos was banned in the UK, but the legacy of over 100 years of use is with us still.
Throughout the 20th century this hazardous material was used in a range of construction materials. And employees were routinely exposed to deadly airborne fibres in their workplaces. Asbestos inhalation causes a range of diseases including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.
It’s called ‘the silent killer’ because the consequences of exposure can take decades to appear. In Essex there are concerns about employees at the Cape Asbestos Factory back in the 1960s. But they’re not the only ones paying the price. Wives were also exposed to asbestos fibres when washing their husband’s work clothes, and children also came into contact by simply hugging their dad when he got back from work.
Asbestos Exposure in the Contemporary Workplace
There are thousands of employees still working in buildings containing ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials). The HSE now requires commercial building owners or managers to carry out an asbestos survey in order to minimise the risk of exposure. In most cases, where asbestos is discovered it is inert, and therefore not a risk. Knowing where it’s located, though, means that it can be managed effectively.
Commercial Asbestos Removal in Essex
If refurbishment, or demolition of a commercial building is planned, an R&D survey is required by law. This is an exhaustive investigation of the building and plant fabric. If asbestos is discovered it has to be removed under controlled circumstances, by professional licensed asbestos removal specialists. They will manage the environment, carry out air monitoring testing, remove the asbestos, and declare when it is made safe.
Avanti Provides Domestic Asbestos Removal Services
If your home was built prior to the year 2000, it’s likely to contain asbestos in one form or another. Home buyers are now advised to survey older properties for ACMs, and householders carry out R&D surveys prior to any major refurbishment works. The Avanti team regularly carries out asbestos surveys in the home, and samples suspected of containing asbestos are sent to UKAS approved laboratories for analysis.
Domestic Asbestos Removals in Essex
If you discover asbestos in your home, and decide that you would like it removed, we would strongly recommend using a licensed asbestos removals company. Avanti will carry out air testing throughout the property, seal off the asbestos removal site, and dispose of the asbestos safely. We’ll carry out exhaustive checks to ascertain the safety of the air before allowing people back into the property.
Avanti Offers Safe, Comprehensive Asbestos Services
Call the Avanti team if you have any concerns about asbestos in the workplace, or in your home. We’re licensed asbestos removal contractors, and we have extensive experience in locating and disposing of this deadly material. Whether you simply want to talk through concerns, request a survey, or remove asbestos, we’re here to help. We’re a friendly, reliable team who’ll respond promptly to your enquiries.
Worried about asbestos in your home or workplace in Essex? Call Avanti asbestos removals on 0333 3355974. We offer prompt asbestos surveys and removals.