In this latest Rhodes Asbestos case study blog, we’re focusing on our most recent project.

As part of a South Yorkshire council regeneration project, we undertook a removal and disposal request under fully controlled conditions of asbestos insulating board soffits from a council building.

Health & Safety on Site

Before commencing work on any asbestos removal project, the Rhodes Asbestos team conduct a total health & safety review of the site in question.

All of our checks adhere to the most stringent COSHH guidelines and maintain COVID-19 good practice. On-site team members will have all appropriate PPE to ensure the safety of others as well as themselves.

Once all checks are completed, and to our satisfaction, work on the removal and disposal of asbestos can commence.

Asbestos Removal

As part of the asbestos removal on this project, soffit boards were part of the removal process.

In buildings of this type and age, soffit boards were used to fill gaps between fascia and external walls. Over many years, these types of boards can become a hotbed for asbestos.

Successful asbestos removal is all about preparation; a temporarily sealed enclosure must be constructed from high-grade plastic around a wooden frame. This should then be sealed with adhesive tape (see accompanying photos).

On removal, any hazardous substances must be carefully bagged within the sealed enclosure. Once sealed in an initial bag, a further ‘double-bagging’ must occur before leaving the sealed chamber.

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Asbestos Disposal

On completion of a safe removal, asbestos disposal can then take place.

At Rhodes Asbestos, we utilise a Type H vacuum cleaner, more commonly known as a H-Type Vac.

Using a high-efficiency filtration system, a H-Type Vac can safely and securely contain any collected contaminates.

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