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Waste Storage Containers

The Environment Agency defines hazardous waste as that which contains substances or has properties that might be harmful to human health or to the environment.

As well as chemicals, many everyday items such as fluorescent tubes, televisions and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste and, as such, require special handling and processing.

RJS is an expert asbestos firm with offices in Oxford

We have over 10 years experience providing asbestos surveying in Oxford

Oxford has existed as a settlement since the 8th century and as a city from the 16th century. It has a wealth of historic buildings including the remains of Oxford Castle, the cathedral and many sites associated with the world famous University.

The Waste Hierarchy

Waste is traditionally the last consideration of any company because it has been seen as not contributing to their bottom line. If anything it was a nuisance that had to be dealt with but only when all other aspects of the business had been defined.

This is no longer the case. With costs associated with transport and tipping increasing rapidly it is no longer economical to simply dispose of waste. Managers are having to look more carefully at how they can re-use materials or simply create less waste in the first place.

Asbestos Surveys Throughout Southern England

Although not as heavily industrialised as the North of England used to be there are still a large number of industrial estates throughout the South as well as schools, colleges and universities.

RJS Waste Management have fully qualified asbestos surveyors and cover the following areas.

We offer asbestos surveys in Hampshire including:

  • Winchester
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton and
  • Havant

and also offer asbestos surveys in towns across Sussex including:

Types of Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Management Surveys, Asbestos Builidng Surveys, Type 2 Asbestos Surveys....... Confused by which type of Asbestos Survey is Needed?

If you are responsible for the maintenance of a property or you are planning to carry out any sort of building work you must first determine the presence and extent of any asbestos containing materials. The best way to do this is to commission an survey.

Asbestos Surveyors

The primary guidance document for asbestos surveying is called HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide.

This document is produced by the Health & Safety Executive and is aimed at both asbestos surveyors and those with responsibility for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises, who will want to commission surveyors.

The guidance is punctuated throughout with green boxes that contain advice for clients and duty holders.

Asbestos Awareness

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 specify three levels of training that are required when asbestos containing materials (ACMs) may be present.

Any time that work is being carried out on ACMs, such as Asbestos Insulating Board, and that the control limit for fibre release is likely to be exceeded the contractor must be licensed by the HSE and the work Notified.

For work on ACMs that are firmly bound in a matrix, such as cement products or floor tiles, the contractor does not need to be licensed but they still require training in asbestos removal methods.

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