Managing any asbestos contamination in soil effects the current and future users of the site . Friable asbestos is asbestos that is easily released as fibres into the air and asbestos in its most dangerous form . An A class asbestos licence is required when dealing with any quantity of friable asbestos .
If there is friable asbestos to be found as a contaminant in soil the following actions are recommended .
: Isolate and secure the area
: to minimise the release of fibres keep the soil damp but not flooded until an A class asbestos removal company can attend site.
Once the A class operators are on site you can expect air monitoring and soil testing to be conducted for the duration of the works to determine when the site is decontaminated . All A class asbestos work can only be given a clearance by a hygienist .