Waste removal specifically related to asbestos
The legacy of asbestos causing diseases have plagued South Africa as in the 1970’s South Africa was the world’s 3rd largest asbestos producer and exporter. Workers in such asbestos mines and the transport workers that carried the material suffered health complications due to the toxicity of asbestos. Not only were people’s lives affected by this, environmental contamination also occurred.
With the banning of asbestos and subsequent legislation, the last of the asbestos mines ceased production in 2001 and closed in 2002. Unfortunately, many buildings and structures in South Africa and beyond still contain asbestos which pose a health and environmental threat, and subsequently a rise in the need of asbestos waste removal contractors arose. These contractors have to be approved, regulated and required to adhere to standards and guidelines in order to exist. Zendasat is one such contractor.
- Notifications to the Department of Labour
- Plan of works, air monitoring and clearance certificates – Asbestos Approved Inspection Authority
- Registered asbestos contractor
- Waste disposal facility
Why is asbestos waste removal necessary?
Asbestos can be present in either friable or hidden forms within buildings. Friable can be things such as loose insulation material and hidden forms are often in asbestos cement products.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Does Zendasat practice soft stripping?
- Do you do your utmost to save and salvage building materials when possible?