You should examine the entire nature and magnitude of the job, as well as whether you will be able to accomplish it, before beginning any
work containing asbestos characteristics. If you believe the work is above your competence or is too difficult at any time, hire a competent
If you opt to do the task yourself, figure out how many sessions you’ll need. This is an important part of the asbestos removal process
since you’ll need to acquire enough equipment to finish the job. We’ll go through what kind of equipment you’ll need to do the work safely.
But first, let’s take a look at the equipment you shouldn’t use to remove asbestos.
NSW legislation prohibits the use of specified equipment and instruments on asbestos or any asbestos-containing material. When
eliminating asbestos, avoid using the following items:
High-pressure jets and water spray, as well as any other equipment and gadgets of a similarnature
Air that has been compressed (Controlled use allowed)
Any high-speed power tools, such as sanders, drills, saws, angle grinders, or other equipment or instruments, such as brooms, that can
cause fine asbestos fibres to be released into the air.
Some of the basic tools can only be used if the following conditions are met: the equipment/tools are kept enclosed while in use.
The equipment/tools are utilised in line with their design to suppress or capture airborne asbestos.
The equipment/tools are utilised in such a way that all airborne asbestos is securely suppressed/captured.
Some Factors to Consider
Before they are removed from the area where the asbestos removal work was done, all equipment and items involved in the asbestos
removal process must be decontaminated.
Before being removed, any equipment or items that cannot be decontaminated must be double-bagged and properly sealed in asbestos
The sealed bags containing the equipment and tools must remain sealed until they have been decontaminated.
Taking Safety Measures During Asbestos Removal
Always operate in well-ventilated locations and, if feasible, outside (but not in highly windy conditions).
Before beginning, thoroughly damp down all of the material, as well as at regular intervals throughout the removal. Water can be sprayed
softly over the surfaces. Use a 1:10 PVA (polyvinyl acetate) water solution instead. If you’re working outside, you may also use a garden
hose with a low-pressure setting.
Keep the asbestos damp until you’re ready to transfer it.
Only use non-powered hand instruments like drills, saws, and guillotines. When compared to the quantity of corse waste chips and dust
created by power tools, these tools produce very less.
Remove all hardware, such as nails, first. This allows sheeting to be removed with little damage.
When laying the sheets on the ground, take care not to drop them. Lower the asbestos sheets slowly to the ground, then cover them with
two layers of.2 mm (or more) thick polythene sheeting (heavy-duty builders’ plastic).
Asbestos goods should be broken or chopped as little as possible.
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