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Asbestos removal brisbane

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Even though the use of asbestos-containing material (ACM) has been prohibited since 2003 in Australia, many products containing this hazardous substance still exist in many residential and commercial buildings in the Greater Adelaide region. Thus, if you’re planning to do a renovation or demolition project, you need to take extra precautions in case you are dealing with this toxic material by performing a safe removal process.

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Asbestos removal brisbane

  1. 1. Why you need asbestos removal in Brisbane? Chloe Scarlett
  2. 2. Asbestos • Heat resistant • Cheap • High durability • References: https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/injury- prevention-safety/asbestos
  3. 3. Types of asbestos • 'Friable' is used to refer to asbestos-containing materials that can be easily reduced to powder when crushed by hand, when dry. • 'Non-friable', or bonded asbestos is used to refer to asbestos-containing materials in which the asbestos is firmly bound in the matrix of the material. Reference: http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/general/what- is.htm
  4. 4. Asbestos in Brisbane You are mistaken if you think that asbestos is the problem in the past. This toxic material, which can cause lung cancers and mesothelioma, is still present in two-thirds of Australian houses. Although Australia has banned the use of asbestos in constructions, this material still exists in some buildings in Brisbane. Most buildings built before the mid-1980s will be highly likely to contain fibrous.
  5. 5. Health hazards A prolong exposure to fibres can lead to the development of aggressive diseases. • Mesothelioma • Asbestosis • Lung cancer
  6. 6. Why you need asbestos removal? • A DIY project must require protective equipment and a safe removal process • Accidents can happen unexpectedly • Reference: https://www.domain.com.au/news/diy-asbestos- 20120508-1ya5z/
  7. 7. License for asbestos removal The requirements for handling different types of ACMs are: • Non-friable material that does not exceed 10 square meters in area can be removed without a license • Over ten square meters of non-friable material must be removed by a Class-A or Class-B licensed removalist • Friable materials must be removed by a class-A licensed removalist Reference: https://www.asbestoswatchbrisbane.com.au/asbestos- removal-brisbane/
  8. 8. Solution Seek help and advice from a professional removalist to remove ACM at your premises!

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