Safe removal of asbestos throughout the UK
Shield provides the safe removal of asbestos on sites and in buildings across the UK. We have worked in the industry since 1979 and are the leading contractors and subcontractors for asbestos removal. Our extensive range of services covers the removal of both licensed and non-licensed asbestos from various sites and building, including houses, warehouses, offices, hips, historical and listed buildings, schools and universities. Over the years we have built a diverse portfolio of experience and we regularly review our planning processes to ensure best practice.
Site visits are planned as required for the removal of non-licensed asbestos. This is then followed up with a draft plan of works before operatives undertake the works. The resultant asbestos is then taken to one of our licensed waste transfer stations and disposed of safely before a certificate is issued. Licensed asbestos removal works cover fibrous asbestos for which a site visit is required. During the site visit, the risks are determined and measurements and photos taken. A site-specific Plan of Works is then drafted and the HSE is notified. All asbestos works are carried out in controlled conditions as set out by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 legislation.
Our teams are fully trained, all receiving full UKATA and CAT C asbestos training and site training, as well as any other training specific to works. Removal sites are managed by an onsite supervisor who monitors the general progress of works, manages the site team and acts as both the Health & Safety representative and the contact point for emergency procedures. Safety of our team, the public and the environment is our top priority and we employ a number of measures to reduce risk, all of which are covered in our risk assessments. Considerations include public safety, which is ensured with signage and segregation, as well as scheduling works around shifts and timetables. Personal protective equipment and respiratory masks are mandatory for all supervisors and operatives. Additionally, we undertake regular monitoring of all our site teams using personal monitoring equipment.