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The Importance of Employing a Licensed Asbestos Contractor

Confidence that the correct asbestos removal procedures are being followed.

licensed asbestos companies adhere to a strict process when removing, handling and disposing of asbestos. Their staff will be fully trained in the correct procedures as well has being equipped with the correct PPE (safety) equipment. Where necessary they will notify the Health & Safety Executive that asbestos removal works are going to be carried out as per the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) regulation 9.

A licensed company will also keep up-to-date with changes in the law, guidelines and regulations.

 

Assurance that asbestos waste is being transported legally.

A licensed asbestos handler will ensure that asbestos waste is transported under controlled and safe conditions to the waste disposal site. A genuine asbestos removal company should how an Upper Tier waste carrier licensed provided by the Environment Agency.

 

Assurance that asbestos waste is being safely disposed of.

It’s a fact that some unscrupulous people dump asbestos illegally on farmland and quiet roads. Employing a licensed waste carrier means that you can be confident that asbestos waste will be disposed of in the correct manner.

Illegally dumped waste costs the UK an estimated £17billion per annum[1].

Sources:
1. Waste crime: Britain’s war on illegal dumping

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