cleaning | sanitisation | testing | recycling | waste disposal
Like asbestos, we recognise that there are other environmental issues that need to deal with and in the same safe and secure manner that we adopt for the removal of asbestos, we ensure that the correct safe system's of work are put in place.
From sampling, testing through to reporting back, Ferncroft have been instrumental in leading the way in environmental cleaning and testing, from microbial, bacterium and soil testing through to environmental clean up and disposal.
Our testing services involve the collection of soil, microbial wipes and waste samples and sending them to one of our network of accredited testing labs, from Public Health England to University specialist microbial testing and soil sample testing in accordance with the 'Waste Acceptance Criteria' (WAC) for clear determination for recycling or specified waste routes.
What Testing do we Undertake
In a nutshell, if a material or substance needs checking, we get it tested. The reasons we do this are varied, from site clean up and remediation through to the correct disposal route.
The following are just some of the things we have tested for recently, and where positive has been dealt with using our in house hazmat team.
Full Soil WAC Testing
Stachybotrys, to name but a few
Whatever the results, our team is on hand to help you plan the next step.
Whether that is for you to make the right choices on future use of soils and aggregates or, whether you want Ferncroft Environmental's hazmat team, to undertake the works which may involve us having to design a safe system of cleaning, allowing us to put the correct controls in place to contain and prevent the spread during cleaning and sanitisation and consultation on the correct waste stream to take.
There is a lot of planning required, from safe systems of work, through to disposal of a given pre site assessment, preparation of both risk and coshh assessment through to the actual method statement and where necessary any notifications that may be required, prior to any works being undertaken.
It's what we do, our hazmat team, fully insured and trained not just in asbestos removal but also microbial cleaning and sanitisation are there to help complete the cycle.
Our stringent controls including containment areas, negative pressure and specialist Type H vacuum's and PPE are utilised in our safe systems of work and operations.
From mould, microbial growths such as aspergillus, through to lead, pigeon and bird guano clean up is all part of our service.
Recycling / Waste Disposal
As with all works we undertake, we are keen to preserve the environment and recycle goods where ever possible.
Equally, we recognise that there will be materials such as asbestos that has to be disposed of correctly. We double bag / wrap asbestos using 'UN' approved package place into sealed lockable waste containers and consign to the hazardous waste facility in full compliance of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, using own own waste containers.