WHO WE ARE
We are based in the lovely city of Cape Town at the southern most point of the most beautiful Country in the world, South Africa. We believe that we are making a contribution to conserving our beautiful country for our children and their children by assisting with the management of hazardous waste whilst also keeping our people safe from the hazards of asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Away is an extended operations of Gutter Innovations West Coast CC and uses the well- and multi skilled man power of Gutter Innovations Who have been serving satisfied clients in and around Cape Town since 1999. Our staff members are certified to handle asbestos and as a registered asbestos contractor (RAC) we are much aware of the hazards and dangers of asbestos work to our staff and the public. We strive to adhere to all health and safety requirements whilst executing our projects.
We have close relations with a number of roofing, building and maintenance contractors who are doing maintenance on major private and government building projects. We understand the responsibilities of servicing and supporting our clients in execution of their projects. We handle all our clients with the same amount of importance no matter the size of the project.
WHY THE FUSS ABOUT ASBESTOS?
Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment as bundles of fibres. It is heat-resistant and can be woven into fabrics that are used in brake linings, fire-resistant and insulating materials, garden ornaments and different building materials e.g. roof sheeting, roof tiles, gutters and down pipes. It was commonly used in South Africa as electrical and building insulation and for different building materials. It was affordable and worked well, but since has been proven to bring about serious health problems to those who had long exposure to high concentrations of asbestos, causing illness and disease like lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. This caused asbestos to be banned in many countries, including South Africa.
Many buildings have not been stripped of asbestos containing material and we still have many asbestos roofs, gutters and down pipes on buildings in the Western Cape. We at Asbestos Away aim to to make the Western Cape asbestos free and would like to assist you in removing all all types of asbestos material from all commercial, industrials and residential properties. No job is too big or small. We strive to service all of our clients with honesty and integrity, offering a professional and reliable service.
If you would like to find out more about asbestos regulations in South Africa, you can visit the web site of the National Health Laboratory Service HERE
Also visit the Mesothelioma Center HERE for information about health related issues associated with asbestos.