Living With Mesothelioma -MY Diary- Pictures of where Asbestos was used -Keeping our Asbestos Removal Operatives Safe


Yesterday was a sunny day. We have to enjoy those days as they have been rare this summer. It just cannot get going someone needs to crank up the weather to get it going.

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We did get our walk in which wakes us up after lunch it’s so amazing that this year the park has been empty most times. It’s usually full of walkers and dogs but not this year.

I put some photos of products that contained Asbestos and people were very interested. It’s a shock to see the what we used and dint know they contained a deadly substance.

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Our Logo for face book is above and that is a photo of me as a baby– who would have thought we were so unprotected in those days.

You just can’t believe that they actually did know the dangers and yet allowed manufacturing of these products.

It truly is amazing.

We do go on and on everyday trying to educate the modern-day world to the dangers of Asbestos we are still surrounded by the asbestos in our buildings and our living world today.

Dry Ice is used to blast of the Asbestos from larger areas

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Dry ice pellets which are pure solid carbon dioxide, are made by decompressing liquid CO2 to create CO2 snow. The snow is then compacted and extruded through a die plate to form solid CO2 pellets.

Dry ice is unstable above minus 78.6 °C at atmospheric pressure, but instead of melting into CO2 liquid when it warms up, it sublimes directly into CO2 gas. It is this sublimation process that creates the cleaning effect when dry ice is used as a blast medium.

During blasting the pellets are accelerated to speeds between 200 and 300 m/s using compressed air. They break up as they travel through the blaster and arrive at the work surface as fast moving pinhead sized particles. The particles embed themselves in the pores and cracks of any surface deposits and very quickly sublime into a much larger volume of CO2 gas. This rapid generation of gas within an enclosed space breaks up the surface deposit, releases its bond with the substrate and blows it away. The CO2 diffuses into the atmosphere leaving no debris other than the material removed, which is usually found as a fine dust.

The conditions these men work in is very hard

Asbestos First says —

Asbestos removal and encapsulation

We have extensive experience in Asbestos removal for both private and commercial clients, from small homes to large offices, hospitals schools and industrial estates.

Asbestos removal 1Each contract is undertaken with the same professionalism whether it is large, small, short term or long term. Every contract is run by a fully qualified site supervisor and overseen by the management team. All asbestos removal operatives have face fit certificates, medicals and are fully trained to the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) standards with at least one operative per crew being a qualified supervisor. We have also achieved the Site Audit Accreditation Scheme quality assurance award from ARCA every year since its inception in 2003.

Asbestos survey 2Air monitoring is undertaken by an independent laboratory so as to prevent any biased results being issued. Each laboratory used must be UKAS accredited to carry out the works. All asbestos is disposed of as fibrous or non fibrous waste,depending on the type of product. We have a full carriers license, enabling us to transport small amounts of waste to an approved toxic waste site if a skip is not required.

http://www.asbestosfirst.co.uk/asbestos-removal.aspx

Thank Goodness we have many of these companies that do the work properly and within HSE standards But I fear for their safety as these are the people working with what I see as a deadly material. It is killing me and the Mesowarriors. These men and women have to have medicals and are well checked on but it will never be known if the deadly disease is there until its to late and they can not breath.

I really to take my hat of to them and pray they keep safe.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l143.htm

This publication contains the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance text for employers about work which disturbs, or is likely to disturb, asbestos, asbestos sampling and laboratory analysis. The Regulations set out your legal duties and the ACOP and guidance give practical advice on how to comply with those requirements. The Regulations give minimum standards for protecting employees from risks associated with exposure to asbestos.

The Regulations came into force on 6 April 2012, updating and replacing the previous 2006 law. They contain new requirements for certain types of non-licensable work with asbestos on notification of work; designating areas where you are working on asbestos; medical surveillance and record keeping.

Two ACOPs, L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and L143 (Work with materials containing asbestos) have been consolidated into this single revised ACOP. The ACOP has been revised to make legal compliance clearer to dutyholders and to reflect the changes introduced in The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The presentation and language have been updated wherever possible.

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