Thompsons Asbestos Services Ltd are trained and licensed contractors who are experienced in the management of asbestos.
We ensure all types of asbestos we encounter are removed safely and effectively from our customers’ projects. We hold a full 3-year asbestos removal licence issued by the Health & Safety Executive, demonstrating that our asbestos removal teams work to the highest possible standard within this highly regulated area of industry. We are one of the most established asbestos removal companies in the North East and have carried out a number of asbestos removal projects across the UK.
Experienced Asbestos Removal Contractors
Thompsons of Prudhoe have decades of experience safely removing a broad range of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) from a wide variety of different structures and sensitive working environments.
Our team can integrate asbestos removal within a fully comprehensive demolition and dismantling service, allowing our customers to deal with one company throughout the entire site preparation and enabling process, from initial consultation to handover of the site ready for the construction phase.
All our asbestos removal operatives are experienced, highly trained and hold asbestos medicals.
Upon completion of asbestos removal projects, we work with an independent and approved analytical company to provide the documentation and reoccupation certification required for our customers’ records.
What Does The Asbestos Removal Process Involve?
The asbestos removal process is a potentially hazardous procedure that poses risks to anyone who could come into contact with or be exposed to asbestos. It’s important that any asbestos removal is done so in accordance with established practices and legislation such as Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. At Thompsons Of Prudhoe, we adhere to the following Asbestos Removal Process:
- Identify where the asbestos is located via carrying out an asbestos survey. Asbestos surveys are the first opportunity to identify asbestos, in particular the amount of asbestos which can help determine how much equipment or resource will be needed.
- Carry out a risk assessment and management plan in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This establishes what risks are present, who in particular is exposed to said risks and what will be done to control any present risks.
- Before starting any work, ensure that all those involved have the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and adequate equipment such as breathing apparatus and tools to perform the removal safely.
- Securely and safely seal off the working area where the asbestos is located. This is for the safety of anyone passing by and those working on the asbestos removal.
- Remove any contaminated waste securely, using double bagged and sealed asbestos waste sacks which are appropriately labelled and disposed of at a licensed facility. Asbestos disposal is a process within itself that must be done carefully to avoid any potential exposure to asbestos materials.
- Decontamination procedures must be followed after asbestos removal from any location.
- The area where the asbestos was located must be deep cleaned to remove any remaining debris and residue before an inspection can be carried out to ensure that the area is safe and fully free of asbestos.
How Dangerous Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a very dangerous fibre-like material which if breathed in can lead to an increased risk of an asbestos related disease such as lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Across the UK, a lot of older buildings were built with asbestos used as an insulator which is why there is so much legislation around the safe and secure removal of asbestos due to the many health risks it presents.