Asbestos Removal From A Warehouse
Warehouses and storage units tend to be located in older buildings in the UK. Though these buildings are strong and hold a huge part of British history, they also commonly contain asbestos.
Asbestos is highly dangerous and the asbestos removal must be completed by licensed professionals in order to maintain the safety and well-being of your employees.
If you think your warehouses could be exposed to asbestos, act now and call Malrod today on: 01942 811591
Asbestos: The risks.
Fact: An average of 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of asbestos exposure
Fact: Even today, asbestos kills around 5000 people per year!
Fact: Asbestos is still present today in buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000.
Fact: The dangers of exposure to asbestos were not quite as apparent to people back in the 1980s.
There are many proven risks associated with asbestos exposure including; developing Mesothelioma cancer, a chronic disease affecting the lining of the lungs and the lining surrounding the lower digestive tract. Asbestos exposure has also proven to cause breathing defects, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening.
The difficulty of being diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer is that the chances of recovery are very low once the cancer has been detected. This reason alone is demonstrative of the importance of safe asbestos removal in your warehousing units or workplace.
Handling asbestos requires precision in order to ensure the health and well-being of yourself and employees in your working environment.
Some people attempt to carry out DIY asbestos removal in both their homes or workplaces which highly exposes people to poisoning from asbestos. Please be aware, its highly important safe asbestos removal is practised at every interaction by experienced and licensed asbestos removers.
Hiring licensed asbestos removers ensures the correct equipment is being used to carry out the work accurately and precisely ensuring the fibres are not disrupted and dispersed into the air surrounding and affecting yourself and your employees.
Getting rid of Asbestos: The importance of hiring the experts
Unfortunately, most of the warehouses and other buildings in the UK still host substantial amounts of asbestos incorporated during construction. This puts the inhabitants at risk of developing the health defects associated with being exposed to asbestos.
Fortunately, it’s possible to avert these and other risks by removing this material from the warehouse using specialised skills and tools provided by an asbestos removal company such as us here at Malrod.
There are 3 core reasons why it’s highly important you hire asbestos removal contractors as opposed to practising DIY asbestos removal, as follows:
Health & Safety
When completing asbestos removal in warehouses and storage units, an abundance of health and safety issues must be considered.
When extracting asbestos the material of which its located in may take some damage such as breaking which then lets off asbestos fibres into the air.
Employees are then subject to exposure to the air-borne fibres released which can come into contact with the body or be inhaled by staff. This accelerates the chances of contracting asbestos related illnesses.
Asbestos removers are therefore provided with PPE including gas masks to protect them from exposure to asbestos and asbestos related illnesses.
In addition to safety concerns; removing asbestos from a warehouse entails a large amount of work to ensure precision in asbestos removal.
Unfortunately in older buildings, ensuring the risks of asbestos are completely eliminated is a fairly complex task as the materials embedded into the walls and floors often contain asbestos.
Consequently, many structures containing this must be torn down in the affected sections and rebuilt. Tasks such as this requires much labour from works-man (aka man power) alongside adequate machineries, specialised tools, a high degree of asbestos and building knowledge and of course, a sound health and safety knowledge when dealing with asbestos.
Ensuring you have the right tradesmen to complete the job is imperative when dealing with potentially deadly substances such as asbestos.
Luckily, asbestos wasn’t always used in the entire construction of archaic buildings which means that only certain areas will be affected.
Licensed asbestos removers will have a knowledge of where to find the affected materials therefore allowing them to precisely remove affected areas only. This is beneficial for building owners who’re looking for asbestos removal contractors for their warehouses and storage units as it wont cost anywhere near as much as if you were to do a complete building extraction.
Asbestos removal contracters know where to find the affected areas therefore able to work to eliminate asbestos traces safely, precisely and efficiently.
A few words to the wise…
Seeing as removing asbestos from a warehouse is a very demanding and potentially dangerous task, warehouse and other building owners in the UK are advised to leave the extraction process to the professionals.
If you’re concerned your warehousing and storage unit buildings are potentially exposing you and your colleagues to asbestos, keep calm and call the asbestos removal professionals here at Malrod.
Get in touch today for information, queries and quotes on 01942 811591