We primarily specialise in licensable asbestos removal from commercial and industrial property across Wilmslow, as well as surrounding villages and towns.
BLS Asbestos Ltd have been in operation for over 20 years and have removed asbestos containing materials from a wide variety of settings, ensuring that daily business operations from the properties that we are working in are disrupted to a minimum.
Examples of some of the sectors we have worked across include -
- Healthcare and NHS facilities
- FMCG and manufacturing warehouses
- Construction and demolition sites
- Public sector property
- Schools and colleges
We have various case studies that highlight our ability to encapsulate and remove asbestos containing materials safely.
If you suspect you may have asbestos containing materials in your property in Wilmslow, or you would like to talk to one of our asbestos removal specialists to find out more about asbestos then please get in touch through the contact form on this page.
Why was asbestos banned from use and where could I find it in my property?
Asbestos containing materials are brilliant insulators and extremely fire resistant, which is why they were used extensively across the construction industry for many years until they were banned in 1999, due the ill effects that they have on human health when asbestos fibres are breathed in (see the NHS for more on this).
Asbestos containing materials are generally safe as long as they are not disturbed, however many businesses decide to have asbestos containing materials removed from their premises to simply reduce any risk to staff or people that could come into contact with it.
However, the UK government state that -
If you’re the landlord, tenant or managing agent of a commercial property you may be responsible for managing asbestos, unless your contract or lease says otherwise.
We find asbestos containing materials in a wide variety of places when conducting an asbestos survey, with examples such as -
- Asbestos cement, used on chimney flues, guttering, downpipes and panels outside buildings.
- Lagging, which was commonly used as insulation on boilers and pipes.
- Loose fill insulation, which is commonly found around the inside of the roof and between the floor boards of the attic.
- Asbestos insulation board (AIB), commonly used on partition walls, ceiling tiles and as panels in fire doors.
For many more examples on where you might find asbestos containing materials around an industrial property, click here.
Get in touch with us now if you would like more information about asbestos containing materials and what is required for having them removed safely.
What health and safety qualifications are required to remove licensable asbestos?
Encapsulating and removing asbestos is dangerous work due to potentially disrupting asbestos containing materials and enabling asbestos fibres into the nearby atmosphere.
UK asbestos removal businesses require licenses to work with licensable asbestos, such as asbestos insulation and asbestos insulation board, due to the high levels of asbestos fibres contained in these products. These licences have been issued to us by official government bodies and can be found here and here.
Health and safety is paramount to the service that we provide. We take guidance from the following bodies to ensure we are always up to date and understand best practice -
- The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
- Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme - CHAS
- Asbestos Removal Contractors Association - ARCA
We have more information about our qualifications for removing asbestos here.
If you suspect you have asbestos containing materials in your property in Wilmslow then please get in touch with us and we can provide an asbestos survey before removing the asbestos safely. We would also encourage you to get in contact with us if you would like to know more about asbestos and where you are most likely to find it in or around your property.
Other local areas that we service
"BLS Asbestos provide a professional and quality service enabling Hanover to deal with issues arising from the management of asbestos in compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006."
Asbestos Removal from Social Housing for Hanover Housing