Prior to any asbestos removal operation it is important to know which type of fibre is present as specific types of asbestos are more hazardous and generate higher levels of airborne concentrations.
All asbestos related diseases are dose related, the greater the dose and duration of exposure particularly in an enclosed environment the higher the risk of developing disease.
The risk due to asbestos arises from inhalation of airborne asbestos fibres, therefore correct identification is extremely important to assess the risk where asbestos containing material (ACM) is being handled and removed.
Asbestos removal operations are never the same, the location, access and quantity will dictate the controls, isolation and sealing requirements, and asbestos removal procedures necessary to prevent the spread of asbestos fibres during the asbestos removal operation.
Asbestos removal methods by inexperienced asbestos removalist's can result
in site contamination and create hazards greater than before the asbestos removal was carried out. Consequently hygiene clearance certification is necessary.
A Sydney Asbestos Consulting asbestos removal management plan is the key to a low risk asbestos removal operation and successful elimination.