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Asbestos Removal Geelong

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  1. Class A licence-holders must comply with the same requirements outlined above for Class B licence holders, but must also implement a range of specific measures to carry out the work safely and control the risk, including using enclosures and always having the nominated supervisor on site. These are detailed in the OHS Regulations. Reference:http://www.asbestos.vic.gov.au/licensed-removalists/find-a-removalist

  2. ASBESTOS REMOVAL IN GEELONG

  3. Asbestos still remains a threat in Geelong Since December 31, 2003, Australia has banned all products containing asbestos throughout Australia. But the ban does not apply for buildings installed before that. Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) were extensively used in domestic buildings since 1980s. Thus, buildings built before 1980 are most likely to contain fibres.

  4. Performing an asbestos removal work is important. The presence of ACMs can impact your property’s value, risk your health and get you fined. As stated in the regulations and laws of Victoria state, fibre removal should be done by licensed removalists. Furthermore, the waste must be disposed of properly.

  5. Australia has one of the highest rate of asbestos-related diseases in the world. This fact makes the regulation about asbestos is strict. You may get fined if you fail to identify ACMs in your property. The laws require the property manager or the landlord to keep an asbestos register in a property that may contain fibres. Moreover, warning signage must also be placed at contaminated locations. For a non-compliance act, the fine ranges from $720 to $3,600. The fines are there to prevent unlicensed removalists putting workers and the community’s lives in danger. Reference: http://asbestoswatchgeelong.com.au/asbestos-removal/

  6. There are two types of licensed Asbestos Removalists: Class A and; Class B licence-holders • Class B licence-holders are only permitted to remove non-friable asbestos and must comply with a number of requirements, including: • appointing a nominated supervisor to oversee the removal work • developing a control plan before the job • informing employers in the immediate and adjacent areas of proposed domestic removal work

  7. using specific methods for removal, waste containment and waste disposal • using signs and barricades • providing decontamination facilities • providing employees with information, training, personal protective clothing and equipment, and medical examinations Only Class A licence-holders are permitted to remove both friable and non-friable asbestos. Reference:http://www.asbestos.vic.gov.au/licensed-removalists/find-a-removalist