Licensed Asbestos Removal

What is Licensed asbestos removal?

Licensed Asbestos Removal is high risk work where Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACMs) have a higher chance of elevated fibre release, are friable or in poor condition. This means the work to be carries out will likely results in asbestos fibres being released into the air causing a danger. Therefore this work needs to be undertaken by a HSE licenced asbestos removal contractor and notified to the HSE 14 days before work can begin – this can be done via their web portal e-form known as an ASB5 

If the activity is licensable, a licence is required if you are working with asbestos as an ‘asbestos contractor’ on someone else’s premises, or within your own premises using your own employees.

Licensing Regulations

Failure to recognise and adhere to licensing regulations can result in severe consequences for your business. Licensed asbestos is typically found within insulation products such as; pipe insulation or insulation boards.

Other examples of where licensed asbestos removal could be required:

  • removal of sprayed coatings (limpet asbestos)
  • removal or other work which may disturb pipe lagging
  • work involving loose fill insulation
  • work on asbestos millboard
  • cleaning up significant quantities of loose / fine debris containing ACM dust (where the control limit will be exceeded or it is not short duration work)
  • work on AIB, where the risk assessment indicates that it will not be of short duration

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I would like to express our sincere appreciation for you and your companies work throughout the present contract.
The relationship you have built up and the service you have provided has been first class. You have reacted quickly and professionally to all our requirements while ensuring all quality and safety standards have been met at all times.
We have built up a huge confidence in the service you provide and look forward to continuing to work with you on this and future contracts.

- Matt Harbut, Keepmoat

Our Offices

Midlands (Head Office) 
T 01299 402 455

Hoobrook Industrial Estate, Worcester Road,
Kidderminster DY10 1HY

South Wales
T 01443 401 589

Unit 44, Albion Industrial Estate, Clifyndd Road,
Pontypridd, Glamorgan CF37 4NX

3rd Floor,
207 Regent Street, Greater London,

T 020 3904 2453

North Wales  T: 01686 449 055

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