Get a Quote   -   Email Us   -   780-466-5105

Abatement
 

Our Process Includes:

  1. Detailed pricing and implementation plan that addresses the scope of the abatement.
  2. Strict adherence to the
    • Site Specific Code of Practice (Advanced Remediation Operating procedures) provided for every abatement project,
    • Alberta Asbestos Abatement Guidelines,
    • OH&S Legislation, and
    • the protocols established by the environmental consultant
  3. Close liaison with you the client.
 
Removal, the abatement process
 

How can I get asbestos removed?


Every abatement project, regardless of size, should be performed using trained asbestos removal professionals following government regulations and project site requirements. In addition high and moderate risk abatements require third party air monitoring and clearance testing.


It is a complex and expensive matter to remove asbestos, and should be done by an experienced contractor. When removing asbestos containing products, precautions must be taken to safeguard the workers and anybody else who may be nearby.


The Alberta Asbestos Abatement Guidelines requires:


Air Monitoring


(1) Proper air monitoring requires that samples are taken prior to work starting (baseline or background samples), during abatement activities and upon completion of the job if required.


(2) Air monitoring must be performed by competent personnel following the methods specified in the OHS Legislation.


Site Inspection


(1) A visual inspection of the integrity of the containment, must be performed prior to work commencing. If the project continues for more than one shift, the containment should be checked for damage at the time of the shift change and repaired immediately.


(2) Upon completion of the work, the work area must be visually inspected to ensure that all visible asbestosā€containing debris has been properly cleaned up and removed.


Alberta Work Place Health and Safety and OH&S guidelines and/or legislation for the abatement process require the following:


  • Site Specific Code of Practice
  • Notice of Project submitted to and approved by Alberta Work Place Health & Safety
  • DOP Certification for Equipment (this verifies that the HEPA filters are in good working order and volume of air being moved meets the requirements)
  • Asbestos Technician Training for workers
  • Respirator Fit Test Cards/Forms (this verifies that the respiratory equipment being used by the worker is in good working order and properly fitted)
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Emergency Kit (contains fire extinguisher, first aid kit, eyewash)
  • Tool Box Meeting/Hazard Assessment
  • First Aider on site
  • Company Safety Manual / MSDS
  • Decontamination Shower, pump, hoses & filter (for high risk abatements only)
  • Area where the asbestos containing materials is to be removed from must be contained
    (this could range from glove bag for an asbestos elbow or tapes on piping to an entire room being enclosed in a protective barrier with a two stage clean rom and decontamination shower)
  • Establish negative air (moderate and high risk abatements require HEPA filtered air mover(s) of sufficient volume to establish negative pressure inside the containment to prevent the release of asbestos fibres outside the containment)
  • A visual inspection of the containment, must be performed prior to work commencing (this will be done by the environmental consultant)