Asbestos removal

New HSE Licence to remove asbestos

Jackson Environmental are pleased to announce we have once again been granted a 3 year licence to remove asbestos by HSE (Health and Safety Executive). This continues our record of achieving the maximum renewal term since our first licence in 1991.

Asbestos Licensing is a ‘permissioning regime’ and is in addition to the general framework of health and safety law. Within a licensing regime, exemplary standards of health and safety management are expected. This means we must not only be able to carry out, and proactively manage, asbestos work safely but must also be able to demonstrate that to HSE.

Residential Asbestos Removal

Helpful guidance published on the HSE website identifies where asbestos might be found in your home:

residential asbestosInside:

  1. Asbestos cement water tank
  2. Pipe lagging
  3. Loose fill insulation
  4. Textured decorative coating eg. artex
  5. AIB ceiling tiles
  6. AIB bath panel
  7. Toilet seat and cistern
  8. AIB behind fuse box
  9. AIB airing cupboard and/or sprayed insulation coating boiler
  10. AIB partition wall
  11. AIB interior window panel
  12. AIB around boiler
  13. Vinyl floor tiles
  14. AIB behind fire


  1. Gutters and asbestos cement downpipes
  2. Soffits  - AIB or asbestos cement
  3. AIB exterior window panel
  4. Asbetos cement roof
  5. Asbestos cement panels
  6. Roofing felt

Industrial Asbestos Removal

Helpful guidance published on the HSE website identifies where asbestos might be found in an industrial property:


industrial asbestosInside:

  1. Sprayed Coatings on ceiling, walls, beams and columns
  2. Asbestos cement water tank
  3. Loose fill insulation
  4. Lagging fill insulation
  5. Lagging on boilers and pipe
  6. AIB ceiling tiles
  7. Toilet seat & cistern
  8. AIB partition walls
  9. Asbestos rope seals, gaskets and paper
  10. Vinyl floor tiles
  11. AIB around boilers
  12. Textiles eg. fire blankets
  13. Textured decorative coatings on wall and ceilings eg. artex


  1. Asbestos cement roof
  2. Asbestos cement panels
  3. Asbestos cement gutters and downpipe
  4. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
  5. Asbestos cement flue

Gold Standard for Training & Audits

ARCA Gold Training 2019
ARCA Gold Site Audit 2019

Jackson Environmental are pleased to announce we have been awarded the Gold Training Award and Gold Site Audit Award for 2019 by the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA).

GOLD Training Award Certificate is awarded only to ARCA members that have met the following criteria:

  • Undertaken training with ARCA via Supervisors and Operatives courses
  • Had a minimum of 8 delegates on any of the above courses
  • Achieved an average scoring of 92.5% across all delegates trained

Satish Patel, Training Manager at ARCA writes: “this is a considerable achievement and you and your team should be justifiably pleased. It is a testament to all your staff that have attained a higher than average score in training sessions to achieve this award”

Gold Site Audit Award, intended to acknowledge those companies whose performance through ARCA site audits has been consistently of a high standard. It is awarded to companies who meet the following criteria:

  • Achieving audit grades of A-C, with an average of at least a B grade
  • Achieving this for 6 consecutive audits
  • The company has not been subject to any prohibition notice or prosecution for asbestos work during the qualifying period

These awards really are a testament to our staff and the knowledge, expertise and commitment they show daily.