Not sure if this is the right place to post really may well be better suited in "The Whine Cellar" but I have to have a bit of a vent!
Last night when I returned home from work there was a "Virgo Home Improvements" van parked outside my neighbours house, he was having his facias changed and new guttering, the guys doing the work where up ladders with no securing and wearing no PPE whatsoever so straight away I think what a bunch of fucking cowboys but hay if they want to kill themselves thats up to them.
Went out in the back garden to get some stuff out of our outhouse freezer (I live in a 1950's ex council house) and theres another guy up a ladder who shouts out to me in a dodgy Pikeyish accent telling me he'd remove and replace my soffits too for £600 cash. He then tells me they are asbestos soffits which I know anyway as I have recently had my facsias and guttering re-done by a friend who is a builder also I work in the construction industry so know about asbestos.
This is the poin where i notice this guy is just smashing the old soffit out of next doors house with a fucking claw hammer and a saw! It's not enclosed in anyway, he hasnt damped it down or anything hell the prick hasnt even got a dusk mask on! So now I've got lumps of asbestos boarding and fibres raining down into my garden where my 3 year old son is playing!
Tried calling the police, they put me through to the enviromental dept of our local council which was closed at 17.30, tried the out of hours number and they couldnt help me until 09.30 when that dept was open.
Later we had a knock at the door and it was one of the guys asking if he could put his ladder up on my property to reclip my guttering which had become unclipped due to his work. I said no I will do it myself, he then asked why and I told him he wasn't going to touch my house after the way I'd seen them handling asbestos, he said "what asbestos?" "Oh yeah, but that isn't dangerous I work with it everyday" I told him to get off my property.
Ive tried getting hold of the council today with no joy so I've just reported them to the HSE.