Asbestos poses a serious threat to human life; asbestos-related disease still causes around 4,500 deaths every year in the UK.

Its use for construction purposes has been banned since 1999, but given its widespread use prior to that date, asbestos is still present in many buildings. It poses a risk that must be professionally managed – something J Mould (Reading) has been doing successfully for many years.

The law, in the form of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, states that arrangements must be in place to deal with asbestos during construction work – which includes refurbishment and demolition. It also requires that, as far as is reasonably practical, all asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) must be removed before final demolition of a structure. That’s where JMR’s proven expertise ensures that clients don’t unknowingly break the law.

An Asbestos Survey – and more specifically, a Refurbishment and Demolition Survey – is needed before any demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate all ACMs in the structure to be demolished and is carried out in accordance with HSG264 (Asbestos: The Survey Guide), the HSE’s code of practice. Once complete, Mould is able to co-ordinate removal of ACMs before demolition commences.

JMR is a licensed asbestos contractor (HSE Licence No 051405006) and employs in-house technicians who are trained to carry out both licensed and non-licensed asbestos work. Site preparation, safe removal and subsequent disposal of ACMs all fall within the scope of Mould’s expertise, providing clients with absolute peace of mind regarding their legal obligations.

JMR has completed Asbestos Surveys and executed asbestos removal projects throughout the UK on buildings and structures of all shapes and sizes. The company is recognised for its highly professional approach to this complex, yet critical, aspect of demolition contracts; clients benefit from JMR’s substantial expertise and dedicated resources.