The team at Asbestos Removal Specialist WA (ARS WA) are passionate about making the world a safer place by removing this highly dangerous material from our homes and places of business.
Asbestos can be found in many products, from cement and building materials and insulation to vinyl asbestos tiles. You may also have heard of ‘friable asbestos’, which is asbestos in the form of powder or asbestos that can crumble under hand pressure. According to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, examples of friable asbestos include ‘asbestos pipe insulation and the backing on asbestos backed vinyl sheet flooring.’.
When dealing with asbestos in your home or workplace, you should:
- Always hire a licensed asbestos removalist
- Make sure tradespeople are wearing appropriate PPE
- Make sure no asbestos fragments remain after asbestos removal services have been carried out
If you have any questions about asbestos removal in your residential or commercial building, contact the expert team at ARS WA – we would be happy to help you with your enquiries.
Always hire a licensed asbestos removal specialist
According to the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, “Worksafe recommends you employ a licensed asbestos removalist, as these contractors have the skills, knowledge and equipment to do the work safely.”
ARS WA are fully licensed and insured, so you can rest easy that when you choose us, you are choosing the best asbestos removal services team that Perth has to offer.
Make sure all tradespeople (and anyone coming in contact with asbestos) is wearing appropriate PPE
When you hire an asbestos removal company, be sure to ask them about their PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) policies. According to the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, “All people involved with asbestos removal should wear coveralls, easy to clean boots, and a class P1 or P2 disposable respirator. […] If washable coveralls are used, they must be washed at work and safe work procedures used for handling the unwashed clothing.”
Make sure no asbestos fragments remain after asbestos removal services have been completed
If your asbestos removal contractor has left behind fragments of asbestos in your home or workplace, speak with them about removing the debris. According to the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, “If they refuse to do so, and the issue is minor, the most practical way forward is to collect the fragments [and] if there is a significant amount of debris remaining, and the removal work was conducted by a paid worker or contractor, you can report the concern to WorkSafe.”
The team at ARS WA are particularly careful to ensure that all asbestos fragments have been removed from the work area after an asbestos removal job has been completed. We use HEPA vacuums to ensure that all fragments and particles are safely disposed of, ensuring the safety of you and your family or employees. Contact us today to find out more about our services!