Amiante STR LTD were instructed by our demolition contractor client to remove asbestos insulation board (A.I.B) infill panels from a derelict retail store of Europe’s largest golf retailer, located in Bournemouth.
The potentially hazardous boarding was located behind metal panels & wooden boxes. There were also A.I.B. ceilings and boxing in six separate rooms inside the property, all of which was removed under our scope of works.
The removal of Asbestos insulation board (AIB) can only legally be carried out by a HSE licensed contractor, furthermore the removal requires a 14-day notification to be submitted to the Health & Safety Executive prior to works taking place.
Careful planning of all of the risks to all the People involved, their Exposure, the Tools that needed to be used and the Environment was considered before works commenced. These risk assessments and method statements detail how the works will be carried out, and must be available to the HSE at the time of the notification. How the hazardous waste produced was to be transported and disposed of was an integral part of the planning.
Due to the quantity of waste produced, a 16 yard enclosed skip, suitable for fibrous asbestos waste, was used. The use of skips means less journeys to landfill and therefore is better for the environment. As part of the work at height assessment, a scaffold was erected to allow safe access to the high level external panels.
The job was carried out, to budget and within the agreed timescale and the client left the following complimentary feedback, on our performance.
“I would just like to say a big thank you for the asbestos removal works your company carried out for us at American Golf, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth.
The removal was carried out professionally from start to finish and within programme, supplying us with all relevant paperwork including re-occupation certificates, to be included into our Construction Phase Plan.
Job well done and I won’t hesitate in using Amiante on other contracts or recommending you to others.”