When end of life buildings are demolished and land is re-purposed and re-used it is not uncommon to find asbestos contamination on site, particularly where historic demolition has taken place in an uncontrolled manner.
When it is determined that asbestos could be present, it is essential that employers, the self-employed and industry professionals understand how CAR 2102 affects them and what they should do to comply with the law.
To meet this need, CAR-SOIL brings together comprehensive industry guidance on the measures to be taken and the duty to ensure that workers and others are not exposed to asbestos as a result of work with soil and construction or demolition materials.
Also, if site work is planned that will necessarily disturb asbestos-contaminated soil and materials, including sampling of soils, further information, special instruction and training appropriate to the work will be needed at a level that goes beyond introductory asbestos awareness. As a minimum, additional non-licensed work (NLW) is required for work that does not require an asbestos licence.
Gwella has extensive experience of remediating contaminated sites and can assist with the development of a remediation strategy together with physically undertaking the required solution.