ION Environmental has been awarded the maximum 3-year licence to remove asbestos by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). ION specialise in managing and delivering planned and rapid response works in 'live' environments across residential, commercial, public, retail and industrial sectors in the UK.
Asbestos is one of the greatest causes of work related deaths in the UK. It is a potent carcinogenic which can cause a number of respiratory diseases including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. As a result, working with asbestos requires a high degree of regulatory control and the purpose of HSE's asbestos removal licence is to achieve just this.
HSE expect licence holders to meet exacting standards and high levels of professionalism and integrity. Following a rigorous review of ION's occupational health and safety management systems in a 6.5-hour interview, HSE were satisfied that ION demonstrated the necessary knowledge, competence and experience to achieve the maximum 3-year licence.
Congratulations to the ION team for this achievement. It is a real testament to their commitment to high standards of safety.
"This was only possible because of the tireless efforts of ION's team that develops and delivers safe, compliant and high-quality asbestos-removal solutions for our clients, day-in, day-out. The 3-year licence enables ION to continue working with clients that value a premium-quality service and approach to risk management."