Asbestos Removal & Disposal London, Oxford and Chichester Area

RJS team of experts can manage any asbestos removal & disposal requirements

Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation Services

RJS can manage both licenced and non-licenced asbestos removal, ensuring that all HSE guidlines and regulations are met.

Licenced Asbestos Removal

Removal work cannot take place until 14 days after a notification is submitted. In most cases the area where work is to be carried out will need to be sealed off and the air flow controlled. This normally involves construction of an airtight enclosure and use of specialist air pumps and filters. The operatives themselves will wear special overalls and breathing apparatus and must go through careful procedures to decontaminate themselves when leaving the enclosure.

Once asbestos has been removed it is usual to have what is called a Reassurance Air Test, which involves placing pumps that draw in air and measure the concentration of fibres present.

Non Licenced Asbestos Removal

RJS can manage the removal or encapsulation of all asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) from both domestic and commercial premises.

Our trained operatives will ensure all materials are properly wrapped, fit for transport and disposal, observing safety guidlines and ensuring that current health and safety legislation is followed.

Identification and Removal of Higher Risk Asbestos Contaminated Materials

Higher risk materials, such as asbestos insulating board (AIB), lagging, insulation and sprayed coatings, removals must be carried out by a licensed contractor. These materials all have the potential to release larger amounts of fibre than lower risk materials such as asbestos cement.

This licensed work is, by its very nature, significantly hazardous and operatives must, therefore, have specific training and work practices. They must undergo regular medical checks to ensure that their health is not being adversely affected and must also use specialist protective equipment and breathing apparatus.

There are some kinds of removals that do not require a licence due to the lower risk of the materials involved. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) gives examples of the type of work that requires licenses or not.