We are a Glasgow based Asbestos Removal company providing fully integrated asbestos solutions in Glasgow and across the central belt. We offer complete asbestos management from surveying and sample analysis to removal and encapsulation. We can also provide a host of reinstatement services should this be required.
We are registered members of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) and are recent recipients of an ARCA Quality Assurance Award. All asbestos related works are compliant with ACOP L143 “Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012” as well as HSG247 “The Licensed Contractors Guide”. We use U.K.A.S accredited laboratories for atmospheric monitoring and asbestos bulk analysis.
Asbestos Removal Services
Staff training and careful management ensure that safe working procedures are adopted at all times as dictated by current legislation with our commitment to training highlighted by our in house training needs analysis.
Our operatives, supervisors and management team are fully trained and experienced to remediate any asbestos issues our clients come across. Experience has been gained in all manner of environments within the public and private sector with our customer base ranging from local authorities and housing associations to industrial and commercial clients. We have long standing relations with a number of organisations for whom we act on a Scotland-wide basis.
At the behest of our clients we can devise a programme of works that minimises disruption to your business operations such as night time and weekend working as well as providing operatives who have been subject to Disclosure Scotland checks and are CSCS card holders.
Asbestos is a group of six natural minerals and was a very popular building material from the 1950s up to the turn of the century when it got banned due to its very dangerous impact on our health. The reason for its wide use was its desirable properties such as sound absorption and resistance to fire and heat. These factors made it great for fireproofing and insulating homes.
Why is asbestos dangerous?
Asbestos kills over 5000 workers in the UK every year. However, it can’t be harmful unless the material it is in is damaged or disturbed. This is when the asbestos fibres are released into the air and will impact your health. So if the asbestos containing material is unharmed, it is best to leave it, as disturbing it through removal can be more risky than containing it. You can’t see or smell asbestos, which is why it is difficult to notice and what makes it even more dangerous.
The impact of the asbestos will not be noticeable immediately, it’s something that gradually affects you years later after exposure. Once you are able to have it diagnosed, it is often too late. Asbestos can cause lung cancer and other very serious and sometimes even fatal diseases.
Where can asbestos be found?
Asbestos can be found in several areas of a building. The use of asbestos cement was common and can be found on the exterior (roof, panels and gutters) of the building or the interior (places such as water tanks). It can be found in ceilings, walls, fire doors, window panels, around the boiler, toilet seats and several more areas. Have a look at the Health and Safety Executive website for a more extensive list.
If you’re unsure of whether asbestos is present in your home, scheduling an asbestos survey with an asbestos removal specialist is a good way to get reassurance. In old buildings it is a good idea to do this before carrying out any renovation work. If you are in need of any guidance regarding any aspects of asbestos or asbestos removal, please get in touch with our team to discuss your concerns.
Where We Cover
G.K Contracts Scotland carries out asbestos removal in Glasgow and in the central belt of Scotland.
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