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Chirmarn can manage the safe and efficient collection, removal, treatment and disposal of asbestos in accordance with current HSE asbestos regulations. Chirmarn's national asbestos removal and disposal network covers the whole of the UK, and we have offices around the country. We provide services to local authorities, health services, education, businesses, contractors, and tradespeople, giving them peace of mind that the removal and disposal of asbestos waste have been carried out professionally, legally and safely.

As well as asbestos removal, collection and management; Chirmarn also offers specialist clean-up services, contaminated land reclamation, plant dismantling and decommissioning, insulation and fireproofing services and related sheet metal fabrications and erection. It is this diversity and flexibility that has led to us becoming one of the fastest-growing and most established environmental waste service providers in England.

Furthermore, our team are compliant with all regulations and often work alongside contractors and health and safety professionals in order to provide a fast, efficient service. The reviews speak for themselves. You can check them out on our Google page if you are wondering whether or not to use our service. But stop wondering, why not take a look at the extensive offering we provide to clients all over the United Kingdom. Asbestos Removal needs to be taken seriously, and Chirmarn are at the front of the pack in pushing this message.

What are the dangers of asbestos being disturbed in the UK?

Asbestos is a hazardous material commonly used in buildings and construction materials. It is the single greatest cause of work related deaths in the UK. In the UK, the threat of asbestos lies in its ability to release microscopic fibres into the air when disturbed, which can lead to serious health problems when inhaled. Here are some of the dangers of asbestos being disturbed in the UK:

  1. Asbestos-related diseases: Asbestos exposure can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. These diseases may take years or even decades to develop, and no known cure exists.
  2. Environmental contamination: Asbestos fibres can contaminate the environment when released into the air. This can pose a risk to people in the area and make it more challenging to clean up the contaminated site.
  3. Legal liabilities: Property owners and businesses that fail to properly manage and remove asbestos may face legal penalties. This can include fines, lawsuits, and damage to reputation.
  4. Increased costs: Although the cost of managing and removing asbestos can be expensive, and failure to do so can result in increased costs due to legal liabilities, environmental remediation, and healthcare expenses.
  5. Public health risk: Asbestos exposure affects the individuals directly exposed to it and can pose a public health risk. Asbestos fibres can become airborne and be carried by wind or water, potentially exposing a larger population to harmful effects.

It is vital to properly manage and remove asbestos to protect public health and the environment. If you suspect asbestos in your home or workplace, you should seek professional advice on safely managing or removing it.

What qualifications are needed to remove asbestos in the United Kingdom?

IIn the United Kingdom, anyone who carries out work that involves asbestos must have the appropriate qualifications and training. The qualifications required depend on the level of work involved and the type of asbestos being handled. Here are the qualifications and requirements needed for different levels of asbestos removal work in the UK:

  1. Non-licensed asbestos work: This type of work involves the removal of certain types of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). Individuals carrying out this work must receive adequate training and instruction on safely handling asbestos and have a level of competence appropriate to the job.
  2. Notifiable non-licensed work: This type of work involves the removal of some types of asbestos-containing materials that are considered a higher risk, such as large-scale removal of textured decorative coatings using steaming or gelling methods (e.g., beyond that required for maintenance activities such as installation/replacement of smoke alarms and fittings). Individuals carrying out this work must hold a training certificate that meets the criteria set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  3. Licensed asbestos work: This type of work involves the removal of higher-risk ACMs, such as insulating board, sprayed asbestos coatings or insulation. Individuals carrying out this work must hold a license issued by the HSE and complete a training course that meets the HSE's requirements.
  4. Licensed asbestos removal contractors must be members of ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) or ACAD, the industry trade associations.

In addition to these qualifications, employers must ensure that their employees have received adequate health and safety training and access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling asbestos. It is essential to always follow safe practices when handling asbestos to minimise the risk of exposure and related health problems.

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