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Cladding Over Asbestos

Understanding Asbestos:
A Comprehensive Overview

Asbestos, a naturally occurring fibrous material, was widely used in UK construction from the 1950s to the 1980s, admired for its durability, heat resistance, and fireproofing properties. Despite its benefits, the risks associated with asbestos led to its ban in 1999. Today, cladding over asbestos is considered a viable option for dealing with asbestos-containing materials in buildings, though it requires careful handling to avoid health hazards.

Risks Associated with Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is linked to severe lung-related diseases, especially among workers with prolonged exposure. Governed by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, its removal must adhere to strict safety standards, including:

- Comprehensive training for employees
- Meticulous record-keeping of asbestos materials
- Licensed disposal of asbestos waste

Distinguishing Licensed and Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal:

It's crucial to understand the differences between licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal, with licensed procedures necessary for high-risk scenarios.

Overcladding Asbestos: A Safety-Centric Approach

Overcladding over asbestos may seem like a straightforward solution for asbestos-containing roofs, but it involves significant risks such as the potential release of harmful fibers. This method requires careful engineering assessments and proper planning permissions to ensure it is carried out safely.

How Cambridge Roofers Can Assist with Asbestos

Cambridge Roofers specialises in safely removing and cladding over asbestos, focusing on compliance and efficiency. Our experienced team ensures that all asbestos-related projects are handled with the utmost care to enhance the safety of your commercial roofing endeavors.

Frequently Asked Questions about Asbestos

- What are the risks of asbestos exposure? - How long can asbestos fibers remain airborne? - What does professional asbestos testing involve?

For additional details about asbestos and health guidelines, visit the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.

For further information or inquiries about your commercial roofing project, contact Cambridge Roofers today.