Asbestos has been in the construction industry for a while. Decades ago, builders used asbestos to enhance insulation, make structures energy-efficient and add strength to the building materials. Sadly, asbestos is not good for your health. It is a causative agent for many medical conditions, and you are better off removing it from any building that is still in use. The process of removal starts with testing the structure for asbestos.
Fire is one of the most frightening and dangerous risks in any commercial environment, and every organisation needs to prepare and plan for such a devastating event. This is why businesses around the country nominate a person to be responsible in this area, to understand the risks, help to prepare accordingly, monitor the situation and act if necessary. Typically, this person is the fire warden, and there are always opportunities for those who would like to fulfil the position.
The disposal of asbestos waste materials is a sensitive matter. This is because of the inherently hazardous nature of asbestos fibres. Depending on the quantity of asbestos waste, you might be allowed to transport and dispose of such waste on your own even though this is seldom recommended.
A few tips on the safe disposal of asbestos waste are given below.
Preparation for Asbestos Disposal
As you prepare to dispose of asbestos waste materials, you should be keen to ensure that such wastes do not get into contact with the soil around your premises, seeing as this will contaminate the soil.