About Hawkins Insulation Ltd
Whether you are renovating your older home or demolishing a commercial property, Hawkins Insulation Ltd can help with the identification, removal and disposal of asbestos. We will conduct the required surveys and identify any hazardous asbestos containing materials.
We then compile a report and offer you guidance on the best course of action for your individual case. This will include treatment recommendations and detailed pricing.
How do I identify asbestos?
Where will I find guidance/publications on asbestos?
What is the 'duty to manage' asbestos and who has it?
Comprehensive advice on the duty to manage asbestos, including a step-by-step guide to help you manage asbestos in your buildings is available online..
What is an asbestos survey and do I need one?
The asbestos survey can help to provide enough information so that an asbestos register, a risk assessment and a management plan can then be prepared. The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to determine the presence of asbestos so asbestos surveys should only be carried out by competent surveyors who can clearly demonstrate they have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications.
An asbestos survey will identify:
- the location of any asbestos-containing materials in the building
- the type of asbestos they contain
- the condition these materials are in
Following a survey, the surveyor should produce a survey report which details the findings. This information can help you prepare an asbestos risk register.
What is the control limit?
Work involving some lower risk asbestos-containing materials (eg asbestos cement products and textured decorative coatings, among others) can be carried out if a risk assessment demonstrates that the control limit will not be exceeded and that any exposure to asbestos is expected to be ‘sporadic and of low intensity’. The control limit for this type of non-licensed work is 0.6 asbestos fibres per cubic centimetre of air (0.6 f/cm3), measured over a ten-minute period. Any work which is likely to result in exposures at or above this level cannot be considered to be sporadic and of low intensity and should therefore only be carried out by a licensed contractor.
Is asbestos training a legal responsibility?
The three main types of information, instruction and training are:
- asbestos awareness training
- training for non-licensable asbestos work – ie the type of work described in HSE’s Asbestos essentials
- training for licensable asbestos work
Further information about asbestos training can be found by visiting http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/training.htm.
How should I dispose of asbestos waste?
Asbestos waste should only be handled by a licensed disposal site. can provide details of these for you . It also needs to be transported to these sites in suitable containers that prevent the release of any asbestos fibres while in transit. Detailed information on the disposal of asbestos waste can be found in: Disposal of asbestos waste.
For advice on fly-tipped asbestos, see: How to deal with fly-tipped asbestos waste.
Concerned about asbestos at your property?
If you are concerned about asbestos in your property, get in touch with Hawkins Insulation Ltd today.