Frequently Asked Questions - Asbestos Management and Energy Management
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FAQ

Asbestos Removal

Q.

Do I have to remove asbestos from my building?

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No. If the asbestos products are in a good condition and are not damaged there is no need for them to be removed. If you notice a change in these products we advise that you have the asbestos products either removed or encapsulated responsibly by licensed personnel to reduce the potential exposure from the asbestos containing materials.

Q.

How much notice do clients have to give before any potential works can be undertaken?

A.

This is dependent on the type of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM's) to be removed, whether the product is a notifiable material i.e. insulation board, insulation material or a non notifiable material i.e. cement based or bound within a matrix for example floor tiles or textured coating (Artex).

All notifiable type’s of ACM’s are only to be carried out by an asbestos removal contractor fully licensed by the Health and Safety Executive. The ACM will then be subject to the statutory 14 days notification period to Health and Safety Executive prior to the material being removed.

Non notifiable or non licensable work can be carried out by suitably trained & insured personnel, but we recommend any asbestos works are carried out by a licensed contractor, which normally can be achieved within 1 to 2 days. All type of works whether notifiable or non notifiable are complemented by detailed method statements, risk and COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) assessments. 

Q.

Do you use subcontractors or directly employed labour?

A.

At Cordtape Environmental Services Ltd we use our own qualified labour workforce to carry out all contracts.

Q.

I think I have asbestos on site, what do I do?

A.

You need to get your site assessed properly by qualified personnel who will then advise you on what actions to take that best suit your needs.

Q.

After the asbestos has been removed will I need to insulate my building with another material?

A.

Yes it is very important to insulate your building after we have removed the asbestos. The ACM may have acted as an insulation material or as fire protection. If it was used as fire protection you have get it replaced for license purposes.

 

Asbestos Sampling and Surveys

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Do I need an asbestos survey?

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No, but it is the law to have an asbestos management plan in accordance with the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012, Regulation 4, as a survey is the most prudent way of formulating a plan.

Q.

Are the reports easy to understand and what do they include?

A.

Yes, the reports are easy to understand and are user friendly. On the completion of your survey, you will receive a full colour report which will include digital pictures and site plans. The report will list all areas suspected of containing asbestos and UKAS accredited independent laboratory certificates for all samples obtained by our surveyors. An initial material risk assessment will be made; this will be based on the ACM’s in question and using a scoring system in line with the requirements of HSG 264.

Q.

How long after a survey would I get my report?

A.

It depends on the project size whether it is large or small.
The average is 2-3 weeks dependent on the overall size of the project in question.

Q.

What are the benefits of asbestos surveys & sampling?

A.

  • We can identify any potential risks
  • It will help to calculate any budgetary costs if needed after the survey
  • We can conduct a risk assessment
  • It provides general health & safety for everyone present

Q.

Are the samples taken for analysis carried out by an accredited person?

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The samples are carried out by a qualified surveyor and are then analysed by a UKAS accredited laboratory and personnel.

Q.

What is the legislations and regulation relating to Asbestos Management?

A.

Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012, regulation 4.

Q.

How much does an asbestos survey cost?

A.

It depends on the type of survey and what we are surveying. Each survey price will vary depending on the overall size of the project, contact us to find out more.

 

Asbestos Waste Management

Q.

Where can asbestos waste be disposed?

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You should contact your local council, a licensed contractor or the environment agency for specialist advice and more information.

Useful links

Environmental Agency:
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/

HSE (Health and Safety Executive) asbestos waste disposal:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/waste/index.htm

 

Energy Saving Jackets

Q.

What type of insulation material is used within the mats?

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We use a variety of insulation materials depending on the type of job; we use various man-made mineral fibre insulation with heat resistance ranging from 350 degrees C to 1200 degrees C.

Q.

How long will my order take to be completed?

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This will depend on the type and size of the project in question. For more information please contact us Free on: 0800 0937810 or email us.

 

Energy Surveys

Q.

Is there an additional fee for the energy calculation?

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The energy calculation service is part of the energy survey as it assists your assessment.

Q.

Will the process affect my business's daily activities?

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When carrying out a survey we aim to complete this service thoroughly with as little disruption as possible.