Asbestos removal contractors in Ireland

3 Jul 2017

Asbestos removal contractors in Ireland

Before its hazardous nature became known, asbestos had been a widely used material in construction. Its use in building materials and household products has since been prohibited. Unfortunately, asbestos-containing materials predating these regulations are still present in many locations across Ireland.

Asbestos related hazards

Asbestos is made up of very small fibres that can lead to a multitude of life-threatening illnesses if inhaled or ingested. When asbestos is disturbed, these fibres can be released into the air and become a threat to the people present in the area.

If you suspect that there is asbestos in your home, at work, or in other locations where you spend your time, you should consult a specialised asbestos removal contractor.

Professional surveys and removal

Attempting to remove asbestos by yourself is highly ill-advised, as it can endanger your own life, but also the lives of others in the vicinity. Asbestos removal must always be carried out by specialists. There are various professional contractors in Ireland that specialise in asbestos surveys, removal and disposal. In case of potential asbestos hazards, the first step is to conduct a professional survey to reveal whether asbestos is indeed present, how hazardous it is, and what is the best solution for removing the threat.

If the results of the survey recommend removal and disposal, strict precautions have to be taken. Professional asbestos companies possess the required expertise, and also employ specialized equipment, allowing them to carry out these operations safely and accurately.

Accredited Asbestos Company

Here in OHSS we are accredited to ISO17020 (Surveying for Asbestos in Premises and Risk Assessments) and ISO17025 (Analysis of Asbestos in Bulk Materials). This means that our survey methods, analysis, quality management system and report format conform to the highest quality standards available.

We are available to discuss any asbestos related query you may have, simply call  (01) 690 5907