What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral which can be found in various building materials. Asbestos was widely used for insulation purposes in residential buildings around the beginning of the 19th century thanks to its excellent heat insulation. Asbestos can cause many problems however the biggest three are mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. These all occur because asbestos is made up of microscopic particles which once disturbed can be breathed in. The asbestos fibers have a specific shape which causes them to stick to the tissue of respiratory organs resulting in negative health consequences. To help prevent this from happening you can use asbestos bags. There are many products that, in the past, have been produced using asbestos. These include:
- Asbestos cement sheet
- Asbestos Insulation
- Asbestos roof tiles
- Asbestos insulation boards
- Asbestos walls
Why are Asbestos Bags required in the United Kingdom?
During the 19th century, serious health problems related to asbestos fibers have arised, resulting in asbestos being prohibited in the UK and in most European countries since the 1990's. While asbestos is no longer used in the production of new insulation materials, the removal of insulation products and roofing sheets containing asbestos is a major part when it comes to renovating older buildings. Due to the carcinogenic nature of asbestos, the UK legislation requires special asbestos bags for the removal of asbestos waste. If you are searching for an asbestos collection service have a look at Fallon Pilott Ltd: Asbestos Specialists, our trusted asbestos partners in the UK.
Range of Asbestos Waste Bags
How do I choose the right Asbestos Bag?
At 123BigBags, we offer various sizes of asbestos waste bags which are suitable for asbestos waste removal in the UK as well as in the European Union. Whether you are looking for asbestos skip bags for larger amounts of asbestos, for roofing sheets or smaller amounts of asbestos - we offer a wide range of asbestos bags to meet your requirements!
Asbestos Cement Sheets
Asbestos cement sheet, also known as ac sheet is a very common form, of asbestos and was used alot in the building industry. The cement sheet is often constructed by combining cement with asbestos, sometimes up to 40% of the sheet can be made up of asbestos. When working with asbestos cement sheet it is very important to not disturb the asbestos through rough handling or breaking up the sheets. Some countries have even banned the use of pressure washers when cleaning asbestos cement due to the disturbance it causes to the particles. This is why having the correct asbestos removal equipment is so important. Due to the exposure hazards brought on by breaking up of asbestos sheets, it is good practice to use a bag with a capacity large enough to hold them in their entirety. We offer a selection of bags that are designed specifically for safe and easy asbestos sheet removal. These Asbestos Sheet bags allow for the storage and transport of whole asbestos sheets without the need for disturbing the hazardous molecules.
Roofing sheets containing asbestos can be removed easily using asbestos sheet bags. These bags are 30cm high and have a capacity of 15-20 roofing sheets. Simpley stack your corrugated roofing sheets in the bag and close it after filling for easy and safe removal. Depending on the length and width of the roofing sheets being removed, 123BigBags offers you various sizes of sheet bags with a length of up to 320cm. Choose between our Large Asbestos Sheet Bag (320x125x30cm) equipped with a single PE liner and our Double-Walled Asbestos Bag (310x110x30cm) with two poly liners for additional safety.
Asbestos insulation was commonly used, in the past, due to its fire electricity and chemical resistance. Asbestos insulation comes in many forms such as loose-fill, wrappings, block and spray on. The size of the individual sections of asbestos insulation will determine the type of bag you need. Normally we suggest the asbestos bulk bag for larger pieces or the asbestos rubble bags for smaller chunks.
For small amounts of asbestos, such as tiles, our product assortment includes various rubble sacks for asbestos. Contrary to the conventional woven rubble sacks, asbestos rubble sacks are made of dense polypropylene and come with at least one poly liner which makes them dust-proof and suitable for asbestos removal in the UK. Choose between our Small Asbestos Rubble Sack (70x110cm) and our Large Asbestos Rubble Sack (80x120cm). For extra safety and removal of asbestos waste with sharp edges, we recommend our Double Walled Asbestos Sack (80x120cm).
Extra Large Asbestos Skip
Working on a big construction site with large amounts of asbestos being removed? Our Asbestos Skip Bag is the asbestos waste bag you need! With dimensions of 620x240x115cm, this bag fits perfectly in a 20 yard skip container. A popular choice among asbestos removal companies in the UK!
Did you know? You can use Asbestos Rubble Sacks on large construction sites to assembly small amounts of asbestos from various sites. Then for final disposal, place a 20 yard skip with an Asbestos Skip Bag to be filled with all Asbestos Rubble Sacks.
Requirements for Asbestos Bags
Can I use Asbestos Bags from 123BigBags in the UK?
At 123BigBags we offer asbestos bags for safe asbestos removal which comply with the current legislation in the UK as well as in most European countries. Our asbestos bags are equipped with the following features:
- Equipped with a PE liner (single or double walled) for reliable dust-proofness
- Official asbestos print in four languages, suitable for the UK and Europe
- ADR pictogram 9 for miscellaneous dangerous substances
- Resin code recycling number 5 (polypropylene)
- Resistant and dense polypropylene fabric
- All bags are equipped with closing stripes
If you have any questions on our products and services, do not hesitate to contact us. Simply fill in our contact form and we will come back to you as soon as we can. You can also call us at 012 1368 07 22 .