Removing asbestos - Is it me?
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It's OK, the builder knows what he's doing. Let him crack on.
Don't chop into the sheet. Remove whole and "do it right".
I am in the process of re-roofing my garage which currently has a corrugated asbestos roof.
The builder (who is very old school) wants to chop into the sheet in order to be able to carry on work until I can get the garage emptied and the contents no longer need weather protection from the roof.
I am worried about this because of the well publicised issues with asbestos dust. I would rather remove the sheets whole and plastic wrap them in accordance with the acceptance criteria published by the local recycling centre.
Should I accept the advice of the buidler (who is doing much of this work as a favour) or risk upsetting him by sticking to my guns and making him wait until I can take the sheets off whole? (He's already accusing me of going overboard on this, but I really want to do this properly and not get into trouble by not taking the risks seriously.)
Thanks any one especially who can offer professional advice on this.