Hazardous waste removal | Asbestos removal
- Identification of asbestos or asbestos containing materials at a site
- Removal of hazardous material – asbestos or asbestos containing material
- Encapsulation of asbestos materials
- Repair of the structure
- Possible demolition when required
- Disposal of asbestos waste
Asbestos removal is classified as hazardous waste removal due to the significant health and environment threats it poses in either friable or hidden forms. As terminal diseases are caused by the inhalation or ingestion of the toxic asbestos fibres, asbestos mining is now prohibited. The use of asbestos around the world is highly regulated as is the abatement thereof.
Site preparations and process for the removal of asbestos materials
- Quotation or tender process.
- Asbestos testing at the site.
- Site working area is established.
- A decontamination chamber is set up for our workers to “de-dust” or decontaminate themselves before leaving the site for breaks or at the end of the workday.
- Warning signs are posted in plain view, after cordoning off the area for asbestos abatement.
- Any electrical, heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning systems are disconnected.
- New electrical systems will be established if necessary, for abation work.
- The roof is sprayed with an encapsulator before any work commences.
- All openings are sealed with plastic sheeting and duct tape.
- The work area is vacuumed with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter which keeps asbestos particles from becoming airborne.
- After manually removing sheets, encapsulate sheets again and wrap them in builder’s plastic and tape up each pack for disposal.
- All stacks of wrapped up sheets will be placed into a skip and once skips are full, removed from site by an authorised transporter.
- Our used PPE will be disposed of as hazardous waste along with the asbestos waste, as per Asbestos Regulations.
- After removal, we conduct an inspection of the premises to ensure all asbestos debris has been cleaned up, bagged and dumped.
- AAIA will conduct a final clearance survey to ensure the area is safe and free of asbestos.