What to do!! - Cleaning Asbestos Gold Coast

Care should be taken not to disturb ANY asbestos containing material. A person must not remove friable ACM unless the person holds a certificate to carry out the removal under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. A person must not remove a quantity of bonded ACM that is 10m2 or more unless the person holds a certificate to carry out the removal under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. 

Requirements to take reasonable measures to minimise release of asbestos fibres include:
  • Spraying water or a coat of PVA glue on ACM or other associated asbestos waste
  • Using Vacuum cleaning equipment that complies with AS3544 (Industrial Vacuum Cleaners for particulates hazardous to health) to collect asbestos fibres
  • Cleaning all equipment that is contaminated with ACM
  • Using a wet cloth to wipe away dust that may have originated from ACM
  • Ensuring ACM is not broken or abraded
  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment to minimise the person’s exposure to airborne asbestos fibres
  • Collecting and handling associated asbestos waste separately from other waste
Prescribed work means doing any of the following in relation to ACM:
  • Breaking
  • Cleaning
  • Cutting
  • Maintaining
  • Removing
  • Repairing
  • Storing
  • Using

Packaging and disposal of Asbestos

Asbestos waste must be:
  • Double wrapped in plastic sheeting that is at least 0.2mm thick and sealed with adhesive tape or
  • Double bagged in plastic bags that are at least 0.2mm thick, and no more than 1200mm long and 900mm wide, and sealed with asbestos tape
Asbestos waste should be labelled with a warning that is clearly visible and states:
  • The package contains asbestos
  • Damage to the package and dust inhalation should be avoided.


What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the term used to describe the fibrous forms of naturally occurring minerals mined from the Earth. Asbestos has been exploited for its many useful properties...

Where is Asbestos found?

Asbestos is found in many building products, including, but not limited to; Board, Fibre Cement, Pipe insulation, textile and many more..

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Asbestos Solutions Australia has compiled a list of resources to help educate you on the dangers of Asbestos.

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