Working safely with asbestos.

When rehabilitating or repairing homes, you needto minimise the chance of exposing anyone to asbestos fibres that may result from yourwork. This movie depicts some safe work methods youcan use to ensure you, your family and neighbours remain safe when working with building materialsthat could contain asbestos. If your residence was constructed or renovated before1 990, it is likely to have fabrics containing asbestos somewhere within it. Asbestos containing materials can be foundin many different locations including the roof, ceiling and walls, and especially inwet areas such as the bathroom or kitchen. If you are not sure if your live containsasbestos containing cloths, you should assume it does and take adequate precautionsbefore you start any repair or maintenance work. The only way to know whether something containsasbestos is to have a sample experimented at a NATA accredited laboratory.Testing is a small price to pay to ensureyou and your family are not exposed to asbestos. Gather together all of the equipment you willneed and remove any unnecessary items from the work area. Tape down a plastic put expanse to cover anyitems that cant be moved, such as built in benchtops, and to cover the floor or groundsurface to captivate any dirt or rubbles. Cordon off the expanse to prevent access by others. Close any doorways and windows and turn off fansand air conditioning to prevent a breeze blowing any dust. When perturbing asbestos containing materials, you should also have on hand plastic stop membranes to captivate any junk or junks, heavyplastic waste disposal pouches, a spray bottle containing a mixture of water and cleanser, disposable wipes to wipe up any dust, a substance such as PVA glue or paint and a small paintbrush( that you can throw away) to reseal any uncovered surfaces, a spray bottle filled with a mixtureof five characters sea and one component PVA glue and reducing sud and expendable transparentplastic cups to captivate any dirt while drilling.It is important that you never use water blasters, residence vacuum cleaners or abrasive ability implements, such as sanders, to work on asbestos containingmaterials. A detailed list of other paraphernalium can befound in Asbestos: A usher for adolescent restoration. If you are planning to disturb asbestos containingmaterials, you need to wear personal protective rig. Tape a plastic lowering sheet to the floor awayfrom the area where you are doing the asbestos operate. When you finish, this is where youll removeyour PPE. Ever wear a P2 type respirator, disposablecoveralls, nose care or a face shield, and boot plasters. Sometimes you might need mitts. First remove all jewellery, including watchesand uniting sounds. Then put one over your expendable boot spreads, coveralls, respirator, glasses and finally your bonnet. If your disposable coveralls are loose fitting, videotape the ends to seal the sleeves around your wrists and the bottom of the pant legs firmlyaround your boots. To capture asbestos fibers while drillinga hole in the wall begin by coating the teach introduction stage with pipe tape.As an extra precaution plug the shaving foamto the same point. Drill a hole through the bottom of a disposablecup and replenish it with reducing foam. Slide the cup down the instruct fleck representing sureit is long enough to extend past and through the hole in the end of the cup. Make sure the drill speed is set to below6 50 RPM. Align the instruct bit with the marked pointin the wall and start drilling while accommodating the beaker firmly against the wall. When you finished remove the cup form thedrill bit and dispose of it in the asbestos consume pouch. Wipe down the teach fleck with a wet wipe andput it into your squander crate. Use another mop to clean the shaving foamand debris form the wall and the surface area of the cease membrane and dispose of them in thewaste bag. The hem of the taught puncture should be sealedwith a essence such as PVA glue or decorate. Dispose of the brush into the waste bag. For big openings, you may seal it off witha PVC sleeve. You may need to cut a depression into an asbestoscement sheet, such as for a data point face plate.Use the same steps as before to drill intoa fibro sheet utilize a battery powered drill at less than 650 RPM. Drill several holes and make sure they arelarge enough to insert a accompany. Wet down the surface area of the use orbit usinga spray bottle containing a mixture of water and cleanser to minimise any dirt duringthe sawing. Keep spraying as you visualized. Once the bit is cut out, home it in thewaste crate. Now use PVA glue and a paintbrush to sealany rough borders. When the work is finished, use a soggy wipeto clean off any debris from the wall, the drill, the teach chip and the saw. Make sure you exclusively use each face of thewet mop once. You may need a larger opening to install anew window or opening into an asbestos containing wall. In these cases, its best to remove theentire sheet rather than cutting it. A tradesperson must use a licensed removalistif removing more than 10 square metres. A home renovator can end certificaterequirements approved by the Department of Health before removing more than 10 squaremetres.First, set up the disposal province. This could be a bin double-lined with plasticor a zone of double plastic laid down by on the anchor where the waste can be placed and wrappedonce the job is complete. Wearing your PPE, begin by spraying each nailthat holds the expanse to the wall with a mixture of water and cleanser. To remove a expanse from the wall, use a hammerand opening swipe around each nail foreman. When the expanse is free, filch it from the wallin one piece, being careful to avoid breaking it. Wet the expanse before wrapping it in 200 micronplastic. Then tape it up with passage strip. Make sure you label the package as asbestoscontaminated trash. When the sheet have been eliminated and wrap, spray liquid and PVA mixture onto any small bits of asbestos remaining in various regions of the nails, then being withdrawn with pincers and threw them into the waste bag. Use wet mops to cleaning process any rubble or dust, shall further seek to ensure that each face of the lick is only used once. Dispose of the used erases into the asbestoswaste bag. You can use wet and baked sandpaper and a spraybottle with a mixture of water and detergent to safely repair the surface of asbestos containingmaterial to be ready for painting.Its important that you do not use any powertools or high pressure water to do this. Spray the surface of the wall before hand-sanding. Continue to spray at frequent times withthe sea and detergent smorgasbord while gently sanding. Retaining the wall and any debris wet will reducethe risk of any staples becoming airborne. When “youve had” finished sanding, expend soak wipesto cleanse any debris and dust, ensuring that each surface of the mop is only used once. Dispose of the used sandpaper and mops intoan asbestos squander pocket. Wet wipe the quit expanse and spray it withPVA solution to capture any missed residue, then carefully fold it up and neighbourhood it intothe waste bag. Once the surface is prepared, it is importantto seal it with paint.Standing on the plastic descent sheet changearea, remove your expendable coveralls and your boot plows and residence them in the wastebag, along with the plastic throw expanse. Use wet mops to obliterate your hands. To abbreviate the likelihood of asbestos exposure, remove your respirator last-place. Seal all use consume pockets with duct strip. Place each purse into a second waste bag, sealthat crate with passage strip and goose-neck the taped intent. Lastly, move your hands and face fully. Contact your local committee for further adviceon how to dispose of asbestos consume. These safe work procedures are for minor workwhich involves agitating non-friable asbestos, such as asbestos cement sheeting.If youre considering larger positions that involveasbestos, its best to seek professional advice from a licensed asbestos removalist. None of these procedures include the removalof friable asbestosthat is, asbestos that can be easily crumbled in your hand, suchas the asbestos found on the endorse to old types of sheet vinyl flooring or other arranges. Friable asbestos must only be removed by aClass A asbestos removalist.Download our resources from www.qld.gov.au/ asbestos. If your residence was constructed before 1990, rememberto region the sticker from the booklet into your electrical meter container as a inform totradespeople working on the property that your room may contain asbestos. It might prevent them from accidentally exposingyou or others to asbestos fibres. 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