Ideally, any works involved in managing the asbestos, be it removal, enclosure or encapsulation, should be carried out prior to any other contractors arriving on site. This enables your Asbestos Management Plan to be as current and accurate as possible, when it is supplied to other contractors. It will ensure that all follow-on works can be carried out with the full understanding of any ACMs left on site.
If removal is required, we will discuss with you timeframes, taking into account whether the product needs notifying to the H.S.E. (for those that are, this takes 14 days).
Note that we would not usually recommend removal of ACMs that are in good condition, as they are safer managed on site. However, this may not be possible if the risk assessment strongly recommends removal i.e they are obviously breaking down and causing a hazard.
* Additional and completely independent information about this regulation is available on the Health & Safety Executive web site. Alternatively, click here for the HSE Step by Step Guide.