Chirmarn can manage the safe and efficient collection, removal, treatment and disposal of asbestos in accordance with current legislation.
Chirmarn can also provide an asbestos collection service using our licensed carrier. We can attend your site to pick up and dispose of asbestos that may have already been removed.
The dangers of asbestos
Before the hazards of asbestos were fully recognised, many builders and property renovators used fire-resistant asbestos in commercial and domestic properties. It is often found in cladding, pipe insulation, boiler rooms and textured coatings for walls and ceilings. Asbestos may have been present in your premises for decades and as long as it stays undisturbed and in good condition it poses little threat. However, there is always the risk that anyone doing work on the building could damage the asbestos and release the dangerous fibres.
The inhalation of asbestos fibres can lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer. In the UK alone asbestos related diseases are estimated to kill up to 3,000 people a year. It can take anywhere from 15 to 60 years after first exposure before these serious diseases become apparent.
We can help
Chirmarn is licensed by the Health and Safety Executive to remove asbestos and also holds Waste Carrier and Waste Transfer Station Licences, issued by the Environment Agency.
In addition, Chirmarn has been awarded the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association Site Audit Accreditation certification for quality of work, excellent site standards and safe working methods. We have achieved National Britannia Safe Contractor Accreditation status and are also members of Constructionline and CHAS.