ARC ASBESTOS REMOVAL
Introducing ARC Limited
Where asbestos survey, removal and encapsulation is required, ARC Limited has the infrastructure to accommodate both minor works and multi-million pound projects.
As a company we assist client's in identifying their requirements and offer a customised solution.
The services we offer include:
- Asbestos surveys to MDSH100 standards
- Asbestos removal works
- Non-licensed asbestos removal works (cement, floor tiles, cisterns etc.)
- Soft strip of buildings with asbestos content
We have a fleet of vehicles and modern asbestos removal equipment such as a H-Type Vax, Negative Pressure unit and decontamination units. Our equipment is regularly services by specialist engineers to ensure it's in working order in line with the current HSE guidelines. Our continuing investment in equipment and personell, ensures that the highest quality and technical ability is guaranteed. Management personell have over 30+ years experience working both in the UK and internationally.
Their expertise has been instrumental in helping us deliver projects in challenging countries including Nigeria and Angola.
Regardless of location, at ARC we deliver all projects safely, on time and on budget.
Where we've worked
After the school had closed, Hartlepool Borough Council; had begun major refurbishment work in late 2013. Arc Limited were contacted by Hartlepool Borough Council in early 2014 after it was found that asbestos containing materials had been inadvertently disturbed by tradesmen as he materials had not been found in the asbestos survey or were not identified correctly in the survey report and plans.
The existing old type 2, or management type asbestos survey was found to be inaccurate and did not provide sufficient information for the planned works to proceed safely, and so it was agreed that ARC Limited would carry out a refurbishment/demolition survey of the building in order to provide the necessary information to meet the requirements of the CDM regulations.
The survey revealed that a number of asbestos containing materials had been for whatever reason omitted from original, possible due to lack of access or incorrect labelling of sample locations in what was undoubtedly a complex site. Some of these asbestos materials needed to be removed in order for the refurbishment work to be carried out safely. These included asbestos insulation board ceiling and also chrysolite paper insulation to pipework in under floor ducts and risers.
Arc worked with Hartlepool Borough Council to agree a programme where the removal of the asbestos materials could be notified in accordance with the CAR 2012 but also to minimise disruption to the timescales for the refurbishment. The management of Hartlepool Borough Council were very appreciative of the assistance of ARC Limited in acting as consultants on the project and in helping to keep the project on time.
ARC Limited delivers key stages of refurbishment work at Brighton General Hospital for the National Health Trust.
ARC Limited were awarded the contract to remove asbestos insulation board ceilings and asbestos containing pipework insulation from the kitchen and other areas of Brighton General Hospital prior to major refurbishment of this vital part of the building.
This was a key phase of the planned refurbishment as the rest of the programme depended on the asbestos removal being completed on time. ARC Limited not only completed the work on time and on budget, but also worked with the client and other parties to include the removal of other asbestos containing materials extra to the original scope of works without extending the timescales, which could have delayed the project significantly.
ARC Ltd was appointed by a Local Authority to remove asbestos ceiling tiles from the kitchen and kitchen canopy of a school in Hartlepool during the October half-term holidays in 2013.
The work was planned to allow the kitchen to be refurbished and have all the work completed in time for the school to reopen for the new term.
After the removal work had commenced, the client approached ARC Ltd and asked if it would be possible to amend the scope of works to allow the removal of the partition walls containing asbestos material. ARC Ltd management discussed in detail with the client how the extra work could be accommodated without extending the timescale and delaying the reopening of the school.
After informing the HSE, ARC Ltd put into effect the amended method statement and completed the required work on time and on budget.
Our client was very pleased with the high standards of work and the cleanliness of the area when it was returned for reoccupation. The commitment of ARC Ltd management and staff who showed through their willingness to cooperate with the client, that they could bring projects to a successful completion safely.