Asbestos Removal Services
West Midlands

We ensure all removal and disposal work is carried out to the highest health, safety and environmental standards across the midlands.

We ensure all removal and disposal work is carried out to the highest health, safety and environmental standards.

Surveys and licensable removal can be offered via a HSE licensed sub-contractor. All non-licensable materials can be removed by PBM operatives who have received formal removal and awareness training.

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Asbestos Removal Contractors

At PBM Contractors, all of our team are trained regularly in asbestos removal and awareness so that we can spot Asbestos in sites we work on and remove it safely and responsibly. If you have found asbestos in your home, business premises or building, do not attempt to remove it yourself. We make sure all asbestos removal and disposal work is carried out properly so that health, safety and environmental standards are met.

PBM Asbestos Removal In Birmingham

Removing asbestos requires a licensed contractor. We manage hundreds of demolitions and site remediation projects across the West Midlands, and Asbestos removal is something we often need to do. In some cases, we work with an HSE-licensed sub-contractor to remove licensable materials.

Do I Need Asbestos Removal Services?

Asbestos removal is necessary to safeguard the health of individuals and communities. Until its use was banned in 1999, Asbestos was widely used in construction, insulation, and manufacturing due to its fire-resistant properties.

However, when disturbed, asbestos can release microscopic fibres that can be breathed in by people nearby. Exposure to asbestos is known to cause serious and even fatal health problems such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

If there is any asbestos in your premises, it must be removed before any use of the building can continue. Do not attempt to remove the asbestos yourself, unless you are a licensed asbestos removal contractor.

What Should I Do If I’ve Found Asbestos?

If you find asbestos in your property, you need to follow these steps to make sure you and others are protected. No amount of asbestos is considered safe, so do not delay action.

  • Stop work immediately and get everyone to leave the area.
  • Anyone who is not wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that covers clothes and hair, and Respiratory Protection
  • Equipment (RPE) such as a heavy-duty facemask must leave immediately. Do not return without this equipment.
  • Inform anyone who may have been exposed, such as residents, people regularly using the space or contractors.
  • Identify the source of the asbestos.
  • Tell the building owner.
  • If you are the building owner, contact Asbestos Removal Services to arrange removal.

How Asbestos Removal Works

Asbestos removal must only be carried out by a licensed contractor.

  1. When we get a call to remove asbestos, the first thing we do is conduct a survey to identify all areas where asbestos is present. From this, we can understand how much is to be removed and from which parts of the premises, which we put together in a risk assessment and management plan.
  2. In some high-risk cases, we call in a trusted sub-contractor to support the removal. These include asbestos insulation boards, coatings or any work involving loose fill insulation. We inform all relevant authorities and manage all communications to ensure everyone is informed about the progress.
  3. To remove asbestos, the first stage is to seal the area using polythene and timber. This creates an airtight space to contain any asbestos fibres in the air. Then we treat the air with techniques such as specialist sprays, which cause fibres to fall to the floor. We seal contaminated materials in specialist waste sacks and label them to deliver to a licensed asbestos disposal site
  4. Finally, we clean all surfaces and decontaminate ourselves and our tools. We also organise an independent inspection to ensure there is no remaining asbestos. Once this is complete, we test the air to ensure no fibres remain, dismantle the enclosure and pass on certification to the property owner.

Our Asbestos Removal Services are Safe and Comprehensive

Asbestos removal and demolition usually go hand in hand. PBM employees undergo yearly asbestos removal training (non-licensable removal and awareness training). We have been undertaking asbestos removal as part of wider demolition projects across the West Midlands since our inception.

PBM Contractors ensure all asbestos removal is in line with HSE Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. We’ve been providing demolition services in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and the wider West Midlands for over 35 years, so we know just how dangerous asbestos can be. As a family-run business, we put safety as a high priority, so all employees have regular asbestos removal and awareness training to be sure we know the signs. It’s not worth risking exposure for any amount of time, so if you find asbestos, leave immediately and give us a call.

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