Live Fuel Storage Terminal Asbestos in Soils

Asbestos impacted soils were identified during construction activities on this major live fuel storage terminal. VertaseFLI was commissioned to undertake further site investigations, site assessment and subsequent remediation of asbestos and TPH impacted soils. Works were designed and completed so as to allow the continued safe operation of the terminal and the wider construction works. Chrysotile, Amosite & Crocidolite was present with soils concentrations up to 0.53% w/w in soil. Contamination was present as both loose fibres and debris.

Project Details


Major Construction Joint Venture


South East

Project Value



7 weeks

Services Provided

Site investigation, CAT A and CAT B asbestos training, NNLW notification, asbestos risk assessment, plan of work and reassurance monitoring, asbestos in soils re-use, removal and disposal, comprehensive communication.

Further Information

VertaseFLI undertook further targeted site investigations to allow works to be assessed, designed and completed in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR). Based on this work, an asbestos risk assessment (CAR Regulation 6) and Plan of Work (CAR Regulation 7) was prepared. This confirmed the works required notification to the HSE as Notifiable Non-licensed Work (NNLW) and also allowed appropriate classification of soils to confirm suitability for reuse or, hazardous or non-hazardous off-site disposal. Re-use was undertaken in accordance with The Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice.

There were over 200 workers on the site and communication (CAR Regulation 4) was critical to ensure others were properly informed and not affected by the works.  Re-assurance monitoring of both personnel and ambient air was undertaken by a site based full time independent analyst including posting daily results on the site safety board.   In accordance with the Plan of Work, certain activities were undertaken with suitably trained personnel wearing appropriate PPE and RPE working within controlled zones. Extensive dust mitigation measures were also employed as necessary. 

Once works were cleared and inspected by our Asbestos Supervisor, areas of the site were released in phases with clearance certificates issued for each phase.  A final report detailed all works and a full waste audit of all materials reused, removed or exported.


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