Focus Asbestos Removal Services carry out projects in the private, commercial, industrial and governmental sectors of the business market throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
We offer the following services:
|Asbestos removal||Asbestos inventories/registers|
|A.A.I.A. (Asbestos Approved Inspection Authority) - inspections, air monitoring, sample analysis||High pressure asbestos roof cleaning|
|Asbestos sealant treatments||Steel roof sheeting replacement|
|High pressure and chemical stone cleaning||Bulk storage tank cleaning (wet and dry product storage)|
|Bioremediation (enzyme treatment of hydrocarbon contaminated soil)||Fitting of replacement panels|
“Ensuring a safer new horizon”
The consultancy division of Focus Asbestos Removal Services offers a comprehensive range of services including: asbestos surveys and re-inspections, asbestos sampling and testing as well as dedicated assistance in all areas relating to asbestos management.
Focus Asbestos Removal Services employs accredited consultants for type 1, 2 & 3 asbestos inspections and risk assessments. We have clear policies on confidentiality, impartiality and integrity. This offers our clients a consultative service which they can trust in and rely upon. It is our aim to provide the benefits which are gained through our own continuing investment in technology and better practices.
This long term view ensures that our clients of today will still be benefiting from their partnership with us in years to come.
“Asbestos management achieved through commitment and expertise”
Focus Asbestos Removal Services provide a total approach to asbestos remediation including; state of the art suppressed removal, decontamination, mechanical protection or encapsulation and soft strip dismantling. We have unique specialist expertise in the recovery of asbestos contamination from within mechanical ventilation systems.
Focus Asbestos Removal Services is licenced to remove all types of asbestos. Our performance is continuously measured and monitored in accordance with our safety management systems.
At the heart of our business is our desire to continuously improve upon our service.
“Giving the professional the information they require”
Environmental Soft Strip
Focus Asbestos Removal Services have been challenged with difficult and demanding requirements when soft stripping and dismantling prior to asbestos remediation.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral that is made up of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metal ions. These needle shaped fibres are so small that they cannot be seen unless the concentration in the air is very heavy. Asbestos is an excellent material for insulation because the fibres are strong, flexible and will not burn. The three most common forms of asbestos fibres are Chrysolite, Amosite and Crocidolite. When asbestos fibres are mixed with other materials, they are know as asbestos containing material.
Why remove Asbestos?
For many years asbestos was utilised in all spheres of industry with little or no regard to health hazards. These health hazards have been proven to accompany the utilisation of asbestos products. You find asbestos in floor tiles, roof tiles, roof sheeting, rainwater goods, ceiling boards, partitioning, insulation on pipes, boilers and in a multitude of insulation installations. With mounting evidence that asbestos does cause a number of fatal diseases this mineral was outlawed in many countries. South Africa has followed this trend and to ensure that this is upheld, has obligated building owners to comply with the new legislation. (Please see link Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 Regulations 2001) Asbestos fibres are released when asbestos containing products are chipped, cracked, drilled or cut by mechanical means and also because of degradation due to age. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 – Asbestos Regulations, 2001, all businesses, factories, commercial and industrial buildings require an asbestos register, which indicates whether or not asbestos is present in the structures. Once it is established that asbestos is present in a structure, a plan must be formulated for the removal or treatment thereof.
Who is exposed?
|Sheet metal workers||Industrial plants pipe fitters||Plumbers shipyards (all jobs)|
|Construction sites (all jobs)||Asbestos plant workers||Military (Navy/Army tank units)|
|Hotels and schools||Telephone (installation/repair)||Longshoremen boiler makers|
|Power plant employees||Hospitals||Home improvement (all jobs)|
|Railroad workers||Industrial painters||Labourers|
|Oil refineries||Glass factory workers||Loading docks|
|Heating and air conditioning||Automotive and other repair shops||Metal lathers|
|Handymen||Boiler or engine rooms||Steamfitters|
|Electricians||Asbestos workers/Insulators/Laggers||Merchant marines steel workers (plants and construction)|
|Utility workers/power companies||Firefighters||Operational engineers|
|Chemical plants||Cement plant workers|