Asbestos Waste Management
With the severe health risk associated with hazardous asbestos-containing materials (ACM) from buildings, proper asbestos waste management is vital. Westfield Group are specialists in responsible asbestos collection and management practices across southern England and are licensed contractors in the handling, containment, and disposal of asbestos waste, safeguarding human health and the environment.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral known for its exceptional fire and heat resistance, insulating abilities, and long-term durability. Collectively, these characteristics once made asbestos a popular and favoured material in various industries, including building and home construction, and was commonly used in materials for insulation, pipe lagging, ceiling tiles, and roofing felt.
However, when asbestos is moved or disturbed through demolition or renovation, the microscopic fibres released can cause serious health risks. Inhaling these fibres can lead to chronic diseases and life-threatening conditions such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. To eliminate these dangers, the supply and use of all asbestos materials in the UK has been banned since 1999.
Our expertise in asbestos waste management
Managing asbestos waste demands specialised expertise due to its high toxicity. As such, there are strict compliance regulations involved when we collect asbestos. Ignoring these regulations can bring an unlimited fine and even a potential prison sentence of up to two years.
With over 25 years of experience, Westfield Group understands the complexities of safe handling, containment, and asbestos disposal and offers a bespoke asbestos waste collection service with a responsible and secure approach.
All types of asbestos waste and hazardous material are double-wrapped or double-bagged at your work premises, home, or construction site, and loaded into our dedicated vehicle on a pre-arranged collection date. We then dispose of it at a registered landfill facility or recycling centre for you.
Within seven days of the asbestos disposal at the landfill facility or recycling centre, we’ll send you a copy of the waste consignment note as proof that the asbestos materials have been disposed of correctly.
Safety and compliance
Westfield Group places safety and compliance with local and national regulations at the forefront of every asbestos waste management project. Our comprehensive safety measures and full insurance protect both our team and the community throughout the entire waste management process.
Safety assurance: With Alcumus Safe Contractor certification, our trained team ensure the secure containment, collection, and removal of asbestos waste, minimising exposure risks to our team and the public.
Legal compliance: Strict regulations govern asbestos disposal. We hold a 3-year Asbestos Removal License with no conditions from the HSE to ensure complete legal compliance for safety and protection.
Environmental protection: Improper asbestos disposal can contaminate soil and water, causing long-term ecological threats. As a Registered Waste Carrier license holder with the Environment Agency, we safeguard against environmental harm.
Our asbestos services
Our comprehensive range of asbestos services effectively manages all asbestos-related concerns. Whether you're a homeowner, contractor, or business owner, our dedicated services include:
Our qualified team will skillfully handle your project, ensuring the total removal of asbestos-based material from your building safely and efficiently. Find out more
To manage your building liabilities, we carry out asbestos surveys and UKAS-accredited air testing and bulk sampling services to measure exposure. Find out more
It might be safer for asbestos to remain in place and use asbestos encapsulation to seal it in a durable membrane with relatively little disturbance. Find out more
Contact Westfield today
For expert advice on asbestos collection and disposal, and more information on our complete asbestos waste management services for your residential, commercial, or industrial building, contact Westfield Group today.
Call us on 02380 461 450, send us a message or email email@example.com and our team can help you understand the often complex rules and regulations of this hazardous waste and help you dispose of asbestos safely.