Asbestos is a mineral which was being used extensively in 1990s but in 2006, it was banned all over the UAE. There are many companies in the United Arab Emirates that deal with asbestos abatement & removal. In 1990s, asbestos was used for a number of purposes such as insulation, fireproofing and others. So, the buildings that were constructed before the year 2006 can have asbestos, such as houses, hospitals, offices, factories, schools and others. It is often seen that before refurbishment, repair or removal of asbestos is required due to the damaged asbestos materials. The UAE companies have the team of qualified staff members who have the requisite legislation knowledge on how to remove asbestos in a safe and controlled manner. They can assist the clients by providing them guidance on effectively removing the asbestos materials.
For asbestos abatement & removal, the first step is to conduct material sampling. Also, assessments of asbestos removal conditional are done. Under the asbestos management plan, surveys are conducted for the property in use or before it is refurbished. It is essential to conduct surveys to determine the level of ACM (asbestos containing material) as many of the buildings including the residential and commercial properties constructed before 2006 contained asbestos. These surveys are carried out according to the HSE guidelines. Removal of asbestos has to be done very carefully as it may make asbestos to become airborne which is dangerous for health. The asbestos removal team of the UAE based companies is certified in carrying out all kinds of operations related to asbestos.
The surveyors appointed by the asbestos abatement & removal companies are well qualified and specialized in carrying out all kinds of demolition and asbestos removal work. They are trained professionals who are efficient in completing asbestos surveys that determine a lot of parameters such as locations, quantities and analysis of risk of danger to personnel. They assist the clients in carrying out demolition work or remove asbestos safely using the recognized safety standards and to ensure minimum inconvenience. They handle all kinds of operations related to asbestos removal to provide complete solution. They control the quantity of asbestos, conduct surveys, do analysis of health risk and send notifications to the statutory bodies. Other than this, they also carefully perform removal work and handle air clearance as well as final disposal of asbestos wastes.
Various operations related to asbestos removal include technical specification, tendering, contractor appointment, project supervision, management, auditing, validation and clearance. The asbestos removal contractors have years of experience in managing asbestos removal projects. They have the right capabilities required for effectively managing the asbestos abatement work. They ensure offering high quality services in accordance with the internationally recognized standards. Right from documentation of removal works to their final validation in terms of assessments of air quality and visual inspection, the asbestos removal service providers offer complete services. There are a number of approval methods to remove asbestos such as using glove bag, building decontamination unit, creating positive and negative pressure system and using poly covering.
Asbestos surveys are conducted using bulk samples that are collected from different areas. Also, these samples are then tested to determine the presence of asbestos in the recognized lab. To check the presence of asbestos in the air and get it tested in the laboratory, sample is taken using the sampling pumps. It is extremely essential that asbestos removal process is conducted with extreme care. It is because inhaling asbestos can cause incurable diseases. Asbestos fibers enter into the body via ingesting or inhaling asbestos through breathing. Fibers of asbestos are very small and are invisible with the naked eye. For this reason, there are chances of easily inhaling them without notice. After inhalation, these fibers are affecting the respiratory system.