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Liverpool Waste Management’s asbestos risk assessments and surveys help us to assist you by devising a management strategy suited to your individual demands.

The word ‘asbestos’ comes from the Greek word for ‘unquenchable’. It is applied to a group of all-natural minerals which are fireproof and unexpectedly resistant to acids and alkalis. It is also been found that asbestos is a very efficient insulator and could be blended with other substances to create a product of greater strength.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous stuff that was a popular building material from the 1950s to the 1980s. It is utilized as an insulator (to keep heat in and keep cold out); it’s great fire protection properties, and it prevents corrosion.

However, asbestos was utilized as an insulation material since the early portion of the 19th century — chiefly due to the heat resistant properties. It may be fashioned into a paste, into sheets or rope. The real upsurge in the use of asbestos in the UK happened after the 1930s. It was used for corrugated roofing; insulation around pipework; in sheet form to box-in conduits; on ships; in houses; in factories; in power stations, and in public buildings like schools and hospitals. It was frequently mixed and cut. In addition, asbestos was often stripped from pipes and boiler work to maintain valves and conduits beneath.

Today, asbestos is found in many products used in buildings, notably:

Sprayed coating
asbestos is available as fire protection on structural supports such as columns and beams. It’s a high risk asbestos merchandise and may create very high fibre amounts if disturbed.

Pipe Insulation
asbestos thermal pipe lagging is a high risk asbestos merchandise.

AIB is a high risk asbestos merchandise and may create elevated rates of fibres if the plank is cut or drilled.*
AIB window panel: like other AIB, this is really a high risk asbestos merchandise. If it’s in good condition, it ought to be left undisturbed.

Textured decorative coating (including Artex)
Textured coatings contain a little bit of asbestos. The asbestos is well bonded and fibres aren’t readily discharged. However, it is still an asbestos product and, as such, needs to be worked carefully, taking the worker’s safety into consideration.

It is often hard to understand whether you’re working with asbestos or not, since it is frequently mixed with other materials. But should you work in a building that was constructed before the year 2000, it is likely that some portions of the building will contain asbestos.

The great news is that asbestos materials in good condition are safe. The not too great news is that, if these substances are damaged, asbestos fibres can become airborne — and that presents some potentially serious dangers.

Types of asbestos

The three most common forms of asbestos used in the UK were:* Chrysotile (white asbestos)* Amosite (brown asbestos)* Crocidolite (blue asbestos)

White asbestos

White asbestos, mined primarily in Quebec, South Africa and Central Russia, includes the softest asbestos fibres. When viewed under a microscope, these seem curled and flexible.
Blue and brown asbestos were mined chiefly in South Africa. Under a microscope, the fibres seem very sharp, stiff and needle like. Blue asbestos is the most carcinogenic type of asbestos and was often used for insulating naval boats. It exhibits exceptional resistant properties in the existence of acids, so it was frequently mixed with cement to produce asbestos cement sheets that were designed to be used in places where they’d be subjected to chemicals.

A further kind of asbestos is known as Tremolite, which can be found in the earth’s crust, but has only been mined commercially on a small scale. Hints can be seen in some industrial talc.

Asbestos risk assessments are essential for the safe and efficient management of asbestos. After initially identifying that asbestos is present, it might be difficult to know how best to handle this scenario safely and non-destructively – particularly if the asbestos is in an internal or concealed area.

Asbestos presents many real and dangerous hazards, particularly if it is dealt with incorrectly, but LWM employment experts who can recognize and quantify these dangers. To figure out how we can enable you to stay safe, please get in touch with us.

Asbestos Management

We provide an extensive asbestos management programme which is tailored to the precise needs of your building, its occupants as well as your organization.

The outcomes of the survey help us formulate your asbestos management strategy and determine the best way to deal with any asbestos found – be it removal and disposal, or encapsulation.

As an asbestos consultancy and management firm, Liverpool Waste Management can offer you a report of its findings for inclusion in your asbestos register. This really is a legal demand – so it is crucial your asbestos register is kept up-to-date with any needed changes. Also, you have to supply proof of regular inspections to confirm that you just have taken responsibility for any asbestos that’s present in your building.

Please contact Liverpool Waste Management if you want additional information about our asbestos management plans.
If you guess that asbestos is present in your building, please talk to a part of our specialist team without delay – to discover your choices.

Asbestos disposal

LWM provides fully skilled and experienced operatives to ensure your asbestos removal is carried out safely — and with the minimal quantity of inconvenience to the client.

Also, Liverpool Waste Management’s actions of all asbestos removal jobs meets present business legislation, approved codes of practice and HSE guidance notes.

Not only does LWM implement the most effective techniques for asbestos removal, its operatives’ activities are supported by comprehensive procedure statements which are designed to make sure adherence to best practice at all times.

This includes working on buildings of significant architectural interest and working at height, where asbestos use has been substantial and may introduce an additional risk due to its poor condition. In many situations, LWM can offer additional services to ‘make-great’ subsequent removal works.

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