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If you’re like most people, the term “HSE asbestos license” probably doesn’t mean much to you. But if you’re a homeowner or property manager, it’s something you should know about. An HSE asbestos license is required for any individual or company that works with asbestos present. So what does that mean for you? How can you make sure your contractor has the right license? Keep reading to find out.

What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is an interesting mineral that has many different uses which led it to be used widely in the construction industry. Asbestos fibers are extremely strong, which is why asbestos was used to make building materials like insulation around boilers or ceilings.

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?
The use of asbestos was banned in the 20th century when it was discovered that the product was extremely toxic to humans when inhaled. Asbestos is also a known carcinogen, and fibers can become lodged in the lungs and cause serious health problems like mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.

How Can I Safely Remove Asbestos?
If you have asbestos in your home, it is important to take steps to safely remove it. Asbestos removal should only be done by a professional who is certified to handle asbestos. The process of removing asbestos can be dangerous if not done properly, so it is important to take all precautions.

Contractors who are qualified to work with asbestos present should carry an active HSE License. With asbestos being used across a wide range of buildings projects it is commonly required to have scaffolding assistance to reach every inch of the asbestos present. 01268 795665

Here at Merk Scaffolding we currently hold a 3-year HSE Abestos license to work on projects where asbestos is present. If you are worried you have asbestos in your property and would like to arrange a free consultation with a member of our team, please reach us on: 01268 795665, or by email: markmerkscaffolding@hotmail.co.uk