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Asbestos advice for residential properties.
The use of trained professionals to repair or remove materials that contain asbestos is encouraged. Materials such as sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos lagging / insulation or asbestos insulating board, should only be removed by a contractor licensed by the Health and Safety Executive HSE.
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Unless it is clearly marked as asbestos, the only way to detect asbestos in an unmarked material is to send a sample to a lab for testing or hire an accredited asbestos inspector. Asbestos materials fall into two risk categories.:
The removal of asbestos containing material is best carried out by accredited asbestos removal specialists. See Asbestos Removals Contractors Association external website for a list of local companies which can remove asbestos. Should you be minded to remove and dispose of asbestos containing materials yourself there are several precautions that you need to take.
Asbestos in the home.
Any badly-damaged asbestos material that is likely to become further damaged should be removed if it cannot be protected. Some materials sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos lagging / insulation or asbestos insulating board should only be removed by a contractor licensed by HSE.
Asbestos Asbestos Ribble Valley Borough Council.
The council does not remove asbestos and asbestos should never be put in your bin for collection. Your rubbish is handled by staff and any asbestos placed in your bin poses a threat to the health of the staff dealing with your rubbish.
Environment Pollution Asbestos.
If you suspect that the material contains asbestos you should not work on it and should seek expert advice. Plumbers and electricians are at risk from asbestos exposure because they might unwittingly drill into asbestos-containing materials in the course of their work.
Asbestos South Holland District Council.
Always seek advice before thinking of removing asbestos and follow the basic rules below if carrying out asbestos cement removal work. Do not attempt to remove asbestos lagging, spray coatings or large areas of Insulation Board by yourself as these materials can only be safely removed by a licensed contractor.