Knowing Asbestos

Knowing Asbestos

Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, which is why as a Principal Contractor, Gardhams staff are all UKATA accredited in asbestos awareness training.

As with any contract, the first item on the agenda has to be, Is there an Asbestos Survey? Often these are out of date or there is not enough information to ensure the work area is safe. In order to assist our customers, from April 2019, we will be able to identify and remove Non-Licenced Asbestos Containing materials (ACMs), because, as you may know, this is a costly and time consuming issue when outsourced.

It is our intention to minimise the time wasted by having to pass the work on, to yet another specialist contractor and give our customers the benefit of our training. As well as being able to comply with legislation, our reassurance, is to the customer and the environment by disposing of ACMs at designated depots.

Even when asbestos has been identified, if we can work with it rather than removing, we will. Despite the dangers, if the asbestos is in good condition, there are alternatives. This can range from applying a sealant, to covering with boarding made from modern materials. We are happy to provide quotations for all works regarding asbestos, as well as provide certification for the building, allowing future works to be carried out safely.