In a recent project for a framework client, a service reservoir was decommissioned, after an inspection at the time had uncovered asbestos fibres present at the cement mains inlet. Stonbury were challenged to get the reservoir back into service, whilst carefully managing the project due to the asbestos fibres.
When asbestos is present, it is vital that strict regulations and requirements are met, as exposure can lead to a range of serious and fatal diseases if handled incorrectly.
Before working on any asbestos project, a range of specialist procedures must be implemented under these circumstances, from safe and suitable access, control and disposal of PPE on site, decontamination units, up to rigorous testing to ensure the asset is once again asbestos free.
Asbestos projects are carefully planned and monitored alongside expert asbestos advisors, to ensure a safe working environment and restrict any further contamination of the fibres.