ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOFING & GUTTERING
Even to those outside of the roofing and building industry little needs to be said about the hazards associated with ASBESTOS. It is essential to be aware of statutory regulations placed on building owners, occupiers and property managers, with regards to Asbestos in buildings.
Lane Roofing have experience working with asbestos cement based roofing products and those responsible for the maintenance repair, renewal or treatment of an Asbestos Roof and associated products, there is a requirement to engage competent and qualified personnel to carry out the assessment, inspection, removal, repair and renewal.
Lane roofing offers a complete service for the safe removal and the treatment of Asbestos cement based roofing products, subject to inspection of existing roofs covering.
The hazards associated with asbestos-containing materials have been widely publicised in recent years by The Health & Safety Executive. Following the introduction of stringent statutory regulations, The Control of Asbestos Regulation 2006 (CAR 2006), it is essential that building owners, occupiers and facilities managers amongst others, are fully aware of their responsibilities as ’Duty Holders’ with regard to the management of asbestos in buildings’ to ensure compliance with CAR 2006.
Our solutions and options to asbestos roofing problems and the service of carrying out the works, ensure full compliance with HSE Guidelines including the CAR 2006. Lane Roofing Contractors Ltd system approach gives the Client/’Duty Holder’ confidence that the roofing and or guttering works are designed to meet their own operational needs and are conducted within guidelines resulting in statutory compliance.
Our approaches include the following management options to asbestos cement based roofing and guttering;
- Removal & Replacement with non-asbestos materials
- Treatment Coating
- Over- Sheeting
- Repair & Maintenance Programs
All of the above have different implications regarding costs and performance
To find out more on asbestos roofing services and associated products contact us !!!! And one of Lane roofing’s representatives will discuss your requirements
What the Survey covers that we offer at Lane Roofing Contractors Limited
In all surveys care and courtesy is extended to the client, and we carry out survey in a discrete manner.
If asbestos of a dangerous nature to the health and safety of people within the building is detected, this will be brought to the client’s attention as soon as practically possible, followed by the appropriate method/action (in conjunction with the client’s instructions) to deal with the finding.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 states that all non residential properties within the UK will have in place an Asbestos Register which is an integral component of the Asbestos Management Document. The initial step is the instruction by the ’Duty Holder’ for the conduct of and Asbestos Survey and the resultant production of The Asbestos Survey Report. Lane roofing Contractors Ltd asbestos surveyors are fully trained to The British Institute of Occupational Health (BIOH) standards S301 and/or P402 and are able to conduct Type 2 ’Visual & Sampling’ surveys and Type 3 ’Intrusive/Pre-demolition surveys.
Type of survey that will be required by Law to establish the possible presence of asbestos in buildings is:
VISUAL ASBESTOS SURVEY (VAS)
Inspection of all accessible building areas, including roof level (roof level inspection includes use of standard access equipment survey ladders) roof and ceiling voids.
During the survey photographs are taken of the areas inspected. Unique ID labels are placed at the sections inspected on the building and these are logged into a site file and to the inspection map. A view/floor plan is drawn up and the labelled area inspected/tested is indicated within the plan.
Where necessary samples are taken of the building material (roof, tiles, cladding, liners, ceiling panels, etc) this will be analysed by approved methods. The data is then produced stating the material make up (type and level of asbestos in material) and the client is advised at the appropriate time of any urgent action that may need to be taken.
On completion, a bound report is produced and presented to the client including location map of the ID Labelled Zones with the relevant write up. The photographs, analysis, data relating to the building material (where appropriate), laboratory reports and sheets are enclosed with the report along with details of actions required and risk level information. All work carried out will be in conjunction with accredited specialists, and would carry out the testing and analysis of the Asbestos material. This ensures also that all work is carried out in line with current standards and accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service
Type of survey required if demolition or alteration work is to be carried out on a building.
INTRUSIVE ASBESTOS SURVEY (IAS)
This would be as in Type A Report (VAS) but with the addition of the following:
Cutting inspection holes in walls/ cavities to establish if there is asbestos based products in areas that cannot be visually and/or easily inspected.
On completion a Bound report is developed and presented to the client. Including location map of ID Labelled zones with write up, photographs, analysis and data on building material (were appropriate) lab reports sheets. Actions required and risk level information.
Lane Roofing Contractors’ can with the assistance of specially trained personnel and equipment, take the appropriate actions were necessary to organise the safe handling and/or removal of hazardous material.
The material bulk sampling and air monitoring/background air reassurance testing can be offered to clients as independent services.
Lane Roofing & Lane Enviromental services, provide a range of services, asbestos survey / registar, asbestos removal (licened by the HSE) encapsulation of asbestos, including cleaning and sealing of asbestos roof sheeting. Wethered Roof Asbestos protection System (wRAPs) Oversheeting systems to incoprate upgrade for roof insulation.