- Crest Environmental Ltd
Alma Street, St Helens
Merseyside, WA9 3AR, UK
- 01744 750 100
- 01744 750 990
This area is the prime section of the Crest operation. Asbestos Abatement collectively encompasses solutions to all matters concerning asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Removal is still the most likely action considered with asbestos since this results in a permanent solution to the problem. A less expensive option is to encapsulate ACMs, which can be undertaken by a variety of techniques. When considering this option though, it is important to remember that the asbestos is still present (albeit rendered safe by encapsulation) and that future works may disturb the material. In due course therefore it may still be necessary to have the material removed. Removal is consequently the most cost effective long term solution to the problem of ACMs on your premises.
Due to the result of Britain’s industrial past and also occasional substandard demolition works, land contaminated by asbestos can still be encountered. In the past, Crest have been called on to remove many hundreds of tonnes of building debris and earth because of this very problem. Fly tipping is also a regular occurrance; Crest offer a prompt call out service to local councils to deal with this ongoing problem.
This can involve call outs from local companies to remove waste, but can sometimes be far more extensive. In 2004 Crest (in partnership with a major UK waste Company) undertook the repackaging/disposal of some 2000 tonnes of asbestos waste produced on MoD Cyprus Army/RAF establishments - all waste being returned to the UK for disposal.
Crest are able to organise asbestos surveys - all fully in accordance with HSE document HSG 264. Since the implementation of Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002, the demand for undertaking both ‘Type 2’ and ‘Type 3’ asbestos surveys (now known as Management & Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys) has been high. Crest work only in conjunction with highly experienced independent Surveyors and are able to provide detailed reports usually within a period of two weeks from receipt of an instruction. The reports are issued both in hard copy and electronically.
Crest are able to utilise their expertise in working with asbestos to also offer solutions to other hazardous dust problems. Lead, cadmium and chromium are some of the dusts that Crest have been called on to remove and so make workplace locations safe for occupation.
There is often a demand for replacing asbestos materials with non-hazardous substitutes upon completion of an asbestos removal operation. Asbestos is found in many forms of building materials e.g. ceiling tiles, partitioning, roofing, insulation and fire stops to name but a few. Crest are able not just to remove the asbestos, but also to re-instate the material with a safe equivalent. Ceilings can therefore be installed, pipes re-lagged etc all as part of the Crest service.
Crest can be called on to solve problems of plant (e.g. ventilation systems) contaminated by asbestos or other dangerous dusts. The answer maybe decontamination or sometimes dismantling of the plant and subsequent disposal.