Asbestos Removal Specialists

What We Offer

Asbestos Inventories • Surveys • Asbestos Management plans
Demolition & Removal • Transportation • Safe disposal • Training & Awareness

We offer a holistic approach in the remediation and removal of asbestos materials. This will include the process from scoping to the final handover of the final clearance certificate to the client.

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Survey Reporting
Report contains the full quantification and type of asbestos to be removed from a specific area including recommendations and preferred actions to be taken
Proposal
to be formulated according to the survey report (full budget costs with estimated volumes for disposal and transport)
DOL notification
this notification needs to be submitted to the DOL before the commencement of any works
Plan of Work
the POW will include the risk analyses & assessment complete with relevant remedial actions and precautions to be adhered to
Safe packaging of asbestos
materials
Monitoring
and inspection by an approved Asbestos Inspection Authority (AIA)
Safe transport of asbestos
materials (safe disposal certificate (SDC) to be issued to client)
Safe disposal of asbestos
materials to an approved and registered landfill site (manifests and weighbridge certificate to be issued to the client)
Site clearance certificate
handover (declaring of the site asbestos free either partially or in full)
Ecotech Asbestos Removal

We have Extensive Experience

in the removal, dismantling, transport & disposal of asbestos materials contained in the following areas:

Asbestos ceilings
Asbestos facia boards
Asbestos window sills
Asbestos tiles
Asbestos roof sheeting
Asbestos prefabricated boards / buildings
Asbestos Insulation of pipes and walls

Numerous Asbestos Works

have been completed in the mining sector, industrial sector, educational sector and residential or commercial sectors.
The asbestos personal are yearly trained and updated with regards to the asbestos regulations pertaining to the removal and dismantling works. A medical certificate is also done on a yearly basis.

We submit a safety file to the client for each and every asbestos job which includes all relevant safety requirements and specifications requested by the client.

Please take note: Remediation must only be completed by a suitable qualified, authorised and approved organisation which is registered with the Department of Labour (DOL).

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Where can Asbestos be found?

Because the level of exposure that may cause health problems is unknown, any exposure to asbestos should be avoided. It is estimated that at least one in every three buildings constructed between the 1940’s and 1990’s contains asbestos products.

Asbestos may be found either firmly or loosely bound in a number of products once used in the South African construction industry, including:

  • Roof Sheeting and Shingles
  • Facia boards, sidings, gutters and window sills
  • Prefabricated building walls or internal partition walls
  • Insulation products in walls and roofs
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Textured paint and patching compounds used on walls and ceilings
  • Hot Water and Steam pipes coated with asbestos material, blankets or lagging for insulation
  • Boiler cladding
  • Water pipes

Important Information

When being exposed to Asbestos it is good the know…

Asbestos Background

The term asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring fibrous mineral silicates. The raw asbestos rock is crushed to release asbestos fibres which are used to create the product we know as asbestos. Asbestos materials were widely used due to its incredible ability to insulate and resist chemical and fire degradation. It is very strong and has good thermal and electrical insulation properties.

Asbestos (raw and processed) may become friable meaning it can break down into very small needle like fibres which do not disintegrate or dissolve. Products that are friable include un-rehabilitated asbestos tailings, loose asbestos fibres, asbestos cloth, asbestos rope and asbestos products that are exposed to extreme weathering.

Process asbestos is generally bonded. This means it has been mixed with another product, like cement, to produce processed asbestos .i.e. asbestos roof sheeting, asbestos roof panels, asbestos tiles, asbestos window sills etc.

Asbestos, when friable, is dangerous to humans because exposure to asbestos dust can result in asbestos related diseases or ARD.

Three types of asbestos rocks were mined is South Africa:

Chrysotile

Crocidolite

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Risk of Asbestos

All asbestos products are hazardous and can potentially pose a risk to human health. The level of risk depends on the concentration of asbestos and whether the asbestos is in a bonded or friable state.

WHERE than friable asbestos which is more hazardous.

Products that are bonded include asbestos cement sheeting and piping, and if maintained in a good condition, do not pose an immediate threat.

Friable asbestos products can break up into very small portions, some so small they cannot be seen with the naked eye. Friable asbestos products includes loose fibres, dust, asbestos debris, broken asbestos products and damaged asbestos materials and these products pose a serious threat to human health and increase the chances of getting ARD.

Asbestos Related Diseases (ARD): Inhaling asbestos fibres is the primary cause of ARD of which there are three main types;

  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer

Symptoms of an ARD include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing and blooding in coughed fluid
  • Pain in chest
  • Significant weight loss

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