This page is a very brief introduction to asbestos removal. I will give you a quick rundown on the procedures that we had to go through on a typical FAC removal job.
I am a retired builder with a large amount of practical experience fixing fibrous asbestos cement products and then later removing them.
In 1995 I was issued an removal licence (43133) by the Northern Territory Work Health Authority, and did many removal jobs, complying with Australian Work Health (OH&S) Regulations and the NOHSC National Code Of Practice For The Safe Removal Of Asbestos.
asbestos removal - FAC
I am not offering this as a how to article, it is just here for information only. To help homeowners to judge what is involved, to maybe see if their own contractors are doing the right thing. If you are a young tradie you may be interested in getting a license yourself. As in everthing on this site I put it forward as information. It is only general background information, and it is no substitute for getting the facts from your local authorities.
I had a license that is typical for builders, that allowed me to work with FAC only. Not the far more dangerous types of asbestos, blue asbestos, found in pipe lagging etc.
I have seen guys working with that stuff removing the lagging from pipes at a power station. They wore waders and worked in what was similar to an above ground swimming pool. The lagging was separated from the pipes and bagged completely under water.Leave this asbestos removal page and back to the asbestos intro.
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Asbestos - Disclaimer.
This is a highly complex and stringently regulated field. I am not a scientist, I am not a government spokesperson or anyone with any authority to talk or give professional advice on the subject in your area.
What I am is a retired builder with a large amount of practical experience fixing fibrous asbestos cement products and then later removing them.
In 1995 I was issued an asbestos removal licence (43133) by the Northern Territory Work Health Authority, and did many asbestos removal jobs, complying with Australian Work Health (OH&S) Regulations and the NOHSC National Code Of Practice For The Safe Removal Of Asbestos.
I hope you get something of value out of these pages, but a word of caution, at the last count I get visitors from 132 different countries, there is no way that I can give specific advice that would comply with the regulations in your country, state, district or local area.
In other words, the onus is on YOU to check out the regulations where you live, and comply with them. If you have any doubts get advice from a licensed person IN YOUR AREA.
Please Note! The information on this site is offered as a guide only! When we are talking about areas where building regulations or safety regulations could exist,the information here could be wrong for your area. It could be out of date! Regulations breed faster than rabbits!
You must check your own local conditions.
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