We take the removal of asbestos very seriously and will not compromise any person's in the area, neighbours or workers on the job. Here is some more information on asbestos and the handling and removal in which we follow. Info on facts sheet.
Asbestos has been sprayed in buildings for acoustic (noise-proofing) and decorative purposes since the 1940's. By the late 1950's, it became virtually standard practice for all large multi-storey buildings, and many hospitals and schools, to have asbestos sprayed on their steel girders for fire-proofing.
As a result many workers and even children in schools can be at risk from exposure to asbestos insulation in buildings.
As awareness increases about the serious health effects of asbestos, it has become evident that this widespread use of asbestos in buildings is an enormous problem.
For example, sprayed asbestos with deteriorate over time, and if uncontrolled will crumble and send fibres into the air where they could be breathed in by people in the surrounding area and even circulated around a building by air conditioning systems.
The demolition of buildings with asbestos insulation or lagging has the potential for the release of massive amounts of asbestos fibre unless stringent precautions are taken.
The following safety measures are required:
Specific safety precautions for work involving asbestos are:
- For external work, close all windows and doors on the building.
- Use warning signs and barriers when removing asbestos cement materials.
- If practical, seal asbestos-cement sheets with PVA paint or wet with water.
- Wear coveralls and an approved respirator (see personal protective equipment, below).
- Wet clean gutters and collect material for waste disposal.
- Remove asbestos sheets with minimal breakage and lower asbestos sheets to the ground; do not drop them.
- Stack removed asbestos sheets on polythene sheeting, wrap and seal for disposal.
- Do not leave asbestos sheets on site where they may break or be crushed.
- Do not skid or drag asbestos sheets over other sheets - this can release asbestos fibres.
- Clean asbestos-cement residues with an approved vacuum cleaner.
- Keep waste containing asbestos wet or wrapped in polythene and remove from site as soon as practical.
- Place used disposable coveralls, mask and filters with other asbestos waste in bags for removal
So for more information about any of our services or to discuss the best time for one of our professionals to come out and visit you, just give us a call today!
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- Wear protective clothing and an approved respirator (see personal protective equipment). Disposable coveralls are recommended.
- Use non-powered hand tools as these generate less dust. Do not use sanders on asbestos-cement products.
- If possible, wet down material to reduce the release of dust or use vacuum attachments fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.
- Work in well-ventilated areas if possible.
- Use drop sheets to collect debris.
- Dispose of smaller asbestos pieces and collected dust in plastic bags, which are clearly labelled "asbestos waste".
- Carport building and carpentry services
- A range of decking construction services
- A range of home renovation services - 2nd storey additions
- A range of patio building services
- A range of roof repair services - metal and colourbond
- General maintenance services
- A range of restoration and roof tile replacement services
- A range of roof installation services - metal and colourbond
- A range of bedding and pointing services
- A range of roofing and contractor services
- Supplying a range of roofing materials
- A range of tiled roofing services
Give us a call today for a friendly discussion about your next asbestos removal or roofing project!