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Safe work procedures

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It is important that safe work procedures are in place when carrying out asbestos work or asbestos-related work to prevent fibres becoming airborne.

Preparation

Preparation before commencing the task
It's essential that you take all the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others when dealing with asbestos.

Drilling

Drilling into non-friable asbestos using a thickened substance to control airborne fibres and dust
Using a thickened substance (e.g. shaving foam) to control airborne fibres.

Drilling into non-friable ACM using an H rated industrial HEPA filter vacuum to control airborne fibres and dust
Using an H rated industrial HEPA filter vacuum to control airborne fibres.

Removal

Removing a small package electrical switchboard
For safe removal of asbestos and ACM backing from small package electrical switchboards by a licensed electrician.

Cleanup and disposal

Cleanup and disposal
Cleaning the work area and decontamination prior to clearance inspection.

Natural disasters

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