Do have an Artex ceiling or artex wall coating containing asbestos? Artex coatings (textured decorative coatings) containing white asbestos were commonly used up until 1984 with some textured coatings still containing asbestos right up until 1988 (Asbestos free versions were introduced from the mid 1970’s).
Artex walls and artex ceilings are commonly found in domestic properties, particularly those built or refurbished from the 1960’s. If you wanted to remove a ceiling or wall covered with a textured decorative coating containing asbestos this would of course need to be done in a carefully controlled manner. Artex is a very low-risk asbestos material typically containing less than 5% of chrysotile (white) asbestos. Because of the low-risk nature this product poses the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the government body who regulate work with asbestos, have made some small exemptions for allowing works with certain, low-risk, asbestos products to be done by people who have received formal training.
Fire Coral Ltd offer just such a course, whilst it is more commonly delivered to those in the trades there is absolutely no reason why home-owners cannot attend these carefully taught sessions. As a home-owner you would then be in a position to legally & safely remove low-risk asbestos products in or on your property.
We cover everything you would want to know from how to do the work, how to protect yourself and others, how to decontaminate safely and how to dispose of any waste you have generated. We can also include safe, step-by-step work methods detailing how to do the job. You will even have a professional fitting of a high-quality respirator done so you know that the mask you are wearing will protect you from asbestos fibres.
If you are still unsure then why not consider getting an asbestos removal quote from us to come and do the work for you? We appreciate that many people with these old asbestos items would rather have a professional attend to do the work. Please see our Asbestos Removal Services for a quote.
The course is called non-licensed asbestos training and you can find out more about where and when these sessions are by viewing the course information page: