Asbestos roof removal professionals
We are available to advise, quote, remove and dispose of asbestos in both residential and commercial settings. Although the use of asbestos has drastically diminished throughout the years in South Africa, many buildings, structures, homes, bridges, schools and more still contain asbestos. Asbestos can often be found in roofing, shingles and siding. These materials extend to ceilings, gables, roof sheeting, roof tiles, drains, downpipes, gutters and external cladding.
The utmost of care must be taken when the removal of roof or roofing structures commences. As mesothelioma is the primary risk of asbestos exposure, certain safety guidelines must be adhered to so that asbestos dust is not released into the environment but is rather properly contained. The removal of asbestos requires that employer and employees follow OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations.
Professional, safe and certified
We always act in the best interests of our clients, employees and the environment and thereby strictly follow the OSHA guidelines when removing and disposing of asbestos roof sheeting, ceilings, cladding, insulations pipes and more.
Our professional team take various precautionary measures
Note: Depending on the size and scope of the project undertaken, we conduct tests at sites before asbestos removal. Our measures and processes include:
- Spray the roof with an encapsulator before any work commences – this process encapsulates the fibres and minimises the amount of fibres that will be released into the environment during roof removal.
- After manually removing the sheets, encapsulate the sheets once more and wrap them in builder’s plastic which is further taped closed.
- All stacks of wrapped sheets will be placed into a skip and once the skip/s are full, will then be removed from the site by an authorised transporter.
- A truck takes the wrapped asbestos material to an appropriate asbestos waste disposal depot to be disposed of safely.
- Asbestos PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) including disposable asbestos suits, goggles, gloves, hard hats and safety boots are worn for our protection. Our used PPE will be disposed of as hazardous waste along with the asbestos waste as per asbestos regulations.
- The work area will be cordoned off using cautionary tape and the applicable warning signage will be placed in the front of the site warning others that it is an asbestos work site.
- A decontamination chamber or wash area will be set up for our workers in order to ‘de-dust’ or decontaminate themselves before leaving the site for breaks or at the end of the workday.
- After removal, we will conduct an inspection of the premises to ensure all asbestos debris has been appropriately cleaned up, bagged, taped and disposed of.
- An inspection authority i.e. the AAIA (Authorised Asbestos Inspection Authority), will conduct a final clearance survey to ensure the area is safe and free of asbestos. The AAIA may also conduct interim monitoring sessions, depending on the project size, to ensure we do our job according to regulation and without releasing hazardous asbestos fibres into the air.