FAQ for Tradesmen
Am I allowed to touch or remove asbestos?
The non-licensed training allows you to remove low risk items such as asbestos cement, floor tiles, cisterns, etc., however you would still need to undergo face fit testing and hold a Hazardous Waste Transportation license should you wish to move it. If you are unsure about anything, don’t start removing it until you have contacted us and made sure that you are safe to do so.
What should I do if I suspect a commercial property I’m working in contains asbestos?
If one has not been carried out then you should stop works and explain to the client that it is illegal to proceed. This may cause some issues however the legislation is there to protect both you and the occupants of the building.
What should I do if I suspect a domestic house I’m working in contains asbestos?
In a private home, there is no requirement for an asbestos survey however if you believe the material you are about to disturb may contain asbestos, then stop what you are doing and give us a call. We will check the material and provide you with certification. This can be done from £50 and on the same day.