Asbestos Over Cladding
Asbestos is highly dangerous: a single asbestos fibre can be lethal if inhaled. These particles are typically invisible to the naked eye, making them impossible to avoid without specialist training and equipment. As a result, it’s essential that all work done on an asbestos roof is done by a qualified professional using appropriate tools and safety equipment. Asbestos was a popular roofing material throughout the 20th century and is still found in most British buildings constructed or renovated before the year 2000. If you suspect asbestos is contained in part of your roof that needs work or is damaged, contact an expert immediately.
It is essential when removing, repairing and maintaining asbestos roofs, that the safety of the potential tenants and/or other trades is carefully taken into consideration. We strictly follow the advice set out by the HSE Essentials A11 – A14 when carrying out works to asbestos roofs:
It is paramount that asbestos-contaminated roofs are controlled and monitored, minimising and eradicating fibre release. When dealing with asbestos fragile roofs, consideration is also to be given to the operatives’ safety on your building, as a tenant or landlord if negligence can be found with your contractor there is also risk placed on YOU!!!.