When a contractor takes on a job to remove asbestos from a building, they always need to assess the situation first, with the planning and preparing of the work area a key part of the process.
A recent project in Shepherds Bush, London has shown how one company managed to carry out work on asbestos-containing materials from high rise residential properties which were occupied.
It took the teams six months to complete the project and remove the asbestos wall panels, duct cladding and insulation board which were found to be prevalent throughout the tower blocks on the site.
Within the kitchen and hallways, they discovered asbestos panelling and cladding, so the contractor had to arrange for residents to make other plans for the day while they constructed tented enclosures around the area. The routine of asbestos removal was carried out very carefully with the site being cleared on a daily basis, so that when the occupants returned, they could come back to a safe environment.
There were many challenges with this project due to the fact residents were occupying the buildings and so the teams had to take care not to damage personal property. This is just one type of case that an asbestos removal specialist might take on.