Asbestos Removal & Repair
Asbestos removal and asbestos repair needs to be carried out in accordance with the Department of Labour’s Requirements for Safety Asbestos Handling. Wilcote is certified to repair, remove and restore asbestos installations such as asbestos roof sheets, ceilings and other materials.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos has six naturally–occurring silicate minerals combined in its make-up and construction. These silicate minerals and their properties have been used by Manufacturers’ and Builders’ from the 19th Century for sound absorption, average tensile strength, resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage, as well as from an economic perspective.
Due to these qualities, asbestos has been used in thousands of consumer, industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building products. During the twentieth centurty some 30 million tons of asbestos has been used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards and commercial buildings.
The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
The Department of Labour has clear and concise Regulations for the handling and disposal of Asbestos. The act covers all the aspects associated with the Operational Procedures, which include the following: –
- Preparation of work area
- Asbestos Air-bourne and Dust Control
- Personal protective clothing and equipment
- Clean-up of work area and waste removal
A Registered Asbestos contractor must carry out all Asbestos removal, restoration and repairs. Wilcote has this certification from the South African Department of Labour. Wilcote’s Staff have been trained and are certified in accordance with the S.A Labour Department’s Requirements for Safety Asbestos Handling.
Wilcote have designed and developed, with our Global Suppliers, unique, enviro and eco friendly products, coupled with our Systems and Solutions, to provide our Customers’ with non-evasive methods for the Restoration and removal of all Asbestos Roofing, Materials & Ceilings. This procedure is very cost-effective and long lasting. We have the right guaranteed Solutions for all our Customers’ Requirements’.