Asbestos Safety in Construction

Safety when handling asbestos is paramount

Working on a construction project?

If you work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000, asbestos could be present in places you might not expect. Before you start work…STOP and THINK ASBESTOS. Asbestos related diseases currently kill around 4,500 people a year and is the single greatest cause of work related deaths in the UK. The importance of appointing an accredited, highly experienced contractor is vital. The Precision Group has over 40 years of experience and is fully licensed with the HSENI to carry out all types of Asbestos works. 

SERVICES
Our Specialist Services

Our Asbestos Management Team are highly experienced in contract delivery from measured term and large scale projects to small one-off works. We offer specific advice and bespoke solutions tailored to suit individual requirements.

The Precision Group can inspect your building and can carry out a survey to determine if asbestos is present. 

Our asbestos survey will detail areas such as:

– The location of the asbestos

– The type

– The condition

– The quantity

– Further action required (if any)

We can safely remove and responsibly dispose of all types of asbestos from homes, businesses and public buildings. Precision can advise on the most suitable action to be taken when asbestos is discovered including both the removal of asbestos or if appropriate to encapsulate and manage in-situ.

Our team of asbestos management consultants can provide technical expertise for asbestos management in-line with legislation, guidance and the control of asbestos regulations. If asbestos is identified through an asbestos survey, you will be required to have an asbestos plan to comply with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Precision are at the forefront in dealing with all manner of complex situations that may present itself in the industry. From a Live Hospital, to dealing with hot works, we operate a 24/7 policy were required in any period throughout a calendar year. Our emergency response team are on hand for any situation, irrelevant of location or time to assess what is required.

Disposing of asbestos must be treated with care. Precision Group is a registered Waste Carrier and we will ensure that all materials are disposed of promptly and safely.

Highly Experienced Asbestos Team

Our Asbestos Management Team is highly experienced in contract delivery from measured term and large scale projects to small one-off works and offers specific advice and bespoke solutions tailored to suit individual requirements that are both cost-effective and completed to suit wider business needs.

Seamus McCallan
Operations Manager

Seamus leads our Group’s Asbestos Division, with the primary responsibility for over 20 staff, managing projects in excess of £1.5m last year. With over 25 years’ experience within the Asbestos and Demolition/  Construction industries, Seamus has a wealth of experience within the sector, paired with exceptional communication and leadership skills.

Seamus places significant emphasis on open and transparent communication, fostering strong relationships between clients, contractors and internal stakeholders alike, to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

Wealth of experience working in complex environments

Hot Works Operations

Live Environments

Work at Heights

Areas With Confined Entry

Recent Projects

Our Asbestos Management Team is highly experienced in contract delivery from measured term and large scale projects to small one-off works and offers specific advice and bespoke solutions tailored to suit individual requirements that are both cost-effective and completed to suit wider business needs.

Queens University, Belfast

The Precision Group were appointed by Queen’s University Belfast to undertake the specialist treatment and removal of Asbestos containing materials.

Royal Victoria Hospital

The Precision Group has been a trusted supply partner of the Royal Hospitals Group since 2002. We have carried out numerous asbestos works over the years.

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Steven Pimblett

Head of Finance

After studying accountancy at Queen’s University of Belfast and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2001, Steven “moved to industry” in 2002, holding senior finance roles with several local businesses.  

Steven joined The Precision Group in 2019 and was appointed Finance Director in 2020.  Steven leads Precision’s experienced and dedicated Finance Team.  He constantly strives to maximise the long-term financial performance of the Group via the provision of robust, considered and pragmatic guidance to both internal management and the board.  

In addition, Steven, together with the finance team, manage the day to day finances of Precision and provide accurate and timely information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.    

Eddie Finn

Head of Technical Services – Construction & Building Division

Eddie joined The Precision Group in 2016 as Head of Technical Services for the Construction & Building Division.

With over 25 years’ experience within the Construction & Building Sector, Eddie has managed many large scale construction projects across the UK and Ireland.  

Along with a wealth of industry experience, Eddie holds numerous professional qualifications and accreditations, including MCIOB, ACIBE, IOSH, NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management and the Constructions Skill Register Black Construction Management Card.

Not content with standing still, Eddie is currently working towards the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety.

Alan Stringer

Senior Contracts Manager

Alan is one of the company’s longest-serving employees, having joined the Precision Group in 2000 as a Specialist Contracts Manager.

He is currently responsible for the development and management of the Precision Group’s specialist technical services, primarily within the Utility Data Capture arena.  Latest projects include the Cork City DAP, which was one of the largest European drainage asset surveys completed in recent years.

Alan often represents the Group at various international water and engineering sector forums.  In his spare time, he is a motorcycles and rugby enthusiast.

“Our dedicated Utility Data Capture team offer specialist asset surveying and data management services across the UK, Ireland and Europe. It is imperative we remain at the forefront in terms of the technology we utilise, both on site and within our back office, including the provision of industry leading data packages designed to exceed our clients requirements.”

Kevin Lynch

HSE Manager

An experienced HSE Manager, Kevin’s primary role within the Group is to lead a positive HSE culture throughout the company and bring practical HSE solutions to the day-to-day operations of the business. 

Kevin provides professional advice and support for the Group’s Contract Managers, Supervisors and other staff in relation to all health, safety and environmental matters, including client site audits.

As HSE Manager, Kevin has overall responsibility for compliance with all current legislation, including codes of practice and relevant standards, across The Precision Group. He also manages the Group’s Integrated Management System, including ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, ensuring critical control points are monitored effectively.

With over 30 years’ experience within the Fire and Rescue Service, Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Seamus McCallan

Operations Manager – Construction & Building Division - Asbestos

After being involved in his family business for over 15 years,  Seamus joined The Precision Group as one of two Contracts Managers, overseeing all projects within the specialist Asbestos division.

Now head of the Group’s Asbestos Division, Seamus has primary responsibility for over 20 staff, managing projects in excess of £1.5m last year.  With over 25 years’ experience within the Asbestos and Demolition / Construction industries, Seamus has a wealth of experience within the sector, paired with exceptional communication and leadership skills.

Seamus places significant emphasis on open and transparent communication, fostering strong relationships between clients, contractors and internal stakeholders alike, to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

“Having experienced several changes within the Industry over the past three decades, the ability to improvise and adapt in any given situation is essential.  As a team, we continually strive to deliver the best service in our field”.

Kevin Williams

Managing Director

Kevin has a long history with The Precision Group, beginning his tenure as Financial Controller, some 20 years ago.  His career quickly progressed to Finance & IT Director, leading to his current position of Managing Director in 2013.

As a Chartered Accountant, Kevin has a steely interest in the financial planning and management for all Precision Group Companies, playing a pivotal role in the overall strategic direction of the Group.  Kevin is an inclusive Managing Director, leading the Senior Management team and empowering them at every opportunity to push forward.

In Kevin’s words –

“The company started over 30 years ago as a local contract cleaning company; I am proud to have been part of the company’s growth to become one of Northern Ireland’s most diverse business providers.  Today, in addition to our core Facilities Management services, we offer a host of other specialist services including asbestos removal, thermo-chemical cleaning and process equipment refurbishment.  We will continue to invest in the up-skilling of our workforce who are paramount to our future growth and will continue to fervently seek out opportunities in other sectors and geographic locations.  We are delighted to include some of the top players within the Global Oil & Gas industry, in our client lists.”