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 .

66c452 e9c053597e5f43c9a2df025db6b5dde6~mv2 - Friable asbestos and soil contamination .