Asbestos was used extensively as a building
material in the UK from the 1950s through to the mid 1980s.
Although there has been extensive asbestos
removal over the years, there is still a large percentage
present in buildings. It is estimated that over half a million
non-domestic premises currently have some form of asbestos
The health hazards of asbestos removal mean that it must be done by a specialist contractor (see The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association - www.arcaweb.org.uk).
Asbestos removal - methods used:
- Dry stripping
This is the most common method but removing asbestos in a dry state without using any water will produce higher dust levels than other asbestos removal methods
- Controlled wet stripping
This is a popular method for asbestos removal. However, if there is electrical equipment near the asbestos, a dry technique is preferred
- High pressure water jetting
A specialised and potentially highly dangerous process usually used in large scale asbestos removal operations where access is difficult
- Air management for hot stripping
This method can be used for hot stripping and comprises a high velocity air flow, which directs the fibres released during cutting to a filtered exhaust at the end of a specially designed enclosure
Do you need assistance?
Accident Compensation People have been dealing
claims for many years and we have developed a service
which ensures you receive the best possible service. Our
injury solicitors are experts in asbestos law and have
dealt with a wide range of asbestos
related claims. Over the years we have established a
strong network of rehabilitation services, so in addition
to ensuring you receive the maximum compensation award,
we can also arrange the highest quality of rehabilitation
and compensation. Also, our solicitors are the leading experts
in asbestos related claims:
- Medical experts
Access to the UK’s leading medical experts who will play a vital part in providing expert medical opinion to back up your claim
We appreciate the impact that contracting an asbestos related illness has and at all times your claim will be dealt with in a professional and compassionate manner
- Witness resources
A set of connections to enable us to trace witnesses (such as former work colleagues) even from as long ago as 20 years +
Don’t worry about the stress of having to fund your claim, we will organise everything for you. We work on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you can make a claim safe in the knowledge that you don’t have to pay any upfront costs. What’s more, you don’t have to pay any legal fees in the event your claim is unsuccessful. Click here for more information on our no win, no fee policy…
Want to talk?
If you would like to speak to a member of our claim team about safe asbestos removal or any related matter, please call us on 0800 781 7789 or complete the claim assessment form opposite and we’ll get back to you.