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Asbestos Removal SWMS

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Asbestos Removal

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WORK ACTIVITIES

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5.Operation – Removal of Asbestos

Hazards Present

Hazards include:

  • Asbestos – removal
  • Falls from a height
  • Falls on the same level
  • Objects on ground
  • Uneven or slippery surface
  • Work outdoors

Hazardous Manual Tasks

  • awkward, twisting, bending positions
  • lifting, carrying, or putting down objects
  • pushing, pulling, throwing, pressing objects
  • repetitious movements.
  • Heat stress

Risk Control Measures

Hazardous Manual Handling:

  • Avoid long periods of repetitive movements
  • Avoid awkward and sustained positions
  • Use mechanical lifting aids when possible
  • Use two or more people for lifting & moving heavy / awkward equipment
  • Regular breaks.

Insert applicable work method steps below, as applicable from asbestos control plan and task. An example has been provided below, please replace example text with task specific steps as necessary.

Example: removing an asbestos panel:

  • Spray panels with PVA compound prior to remvoing
  • Remove panels
  • Use methods that reduce dust generation
  • Do not use high speed tools such as grinders
  • ACM should be wetted using a fine water spray as you work
  • Use a nail punch as required to punch nails through
  • Use a large punch or chisel to cut a hole around fasteners
  • Where possible unscrew screws
  • If using heat to loosen adhesives or sealants use caution
  • Prise sheets away from timber framing using a pinch-bar or wide bladed tool as appropriate
  • Keep sheets intact where possible. Unnecessary breaking of ACM is not recommended
  • Dispose of nails, screws etc. as per other contaminated waste
  • Dispose of any other associated material such as dried adhesives, sealants and paint particles
  • as per other contaminated waste
  • Once removed spray back of material with pvc/water also
  • Place pieces of ACM in designated disposal bags for disposal (only half fill and tie off)
  • Do not drop ACM from height, always lower to ground using safe method such as scissor lift orscaffold
  • Clean exposed framing with HEPA vacuum cleaner
  • Wipe beams/members down with wet rag.
  • Spray frame with pvc/water spray to seal
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7.

Hazards Present

Hazards include:

  • Asbestos – removal
  • Falls from a height
  • Falls on the same level
  • Objects on ground
  • Uneven or slippery surface
  • Work outdoors

Hazardous Manual Tasks

  • awkward, twisting, bending positions
  • lifting, carrying, or putting down objects
  • pushing, pulling, throwing, pressing objects
  • repetitious movements.
  • Heat stress

Risk Control Measures

Hazardous Manual Handling:

  • Avoid long periods of repetitive movements
  • Avoid awkward and sustained positions
  • Use mechanical lifting aids when possible
  • Use two or more people for lifting & moving heavy / awkward equipment
  • Regular breaks.

Insert applicable work method steps below, as applicable from asbestos control plan and task. An example has been provided below, please replace example text with task specific steps as necessary.

Example: removing an asbestos panel:

  • Spray panels with PVA compound prior to remvoing
  • Remove panels
  • Use methods that reduce dust generation
  • Do not use high speed tools such as grinders
  • ACM should be wetted using a fine water spray as you work
  • Use a nail punch as required to punch nails through
  • Use a large punch or chisel to cut a hole around fasteners
  • Where possible unscrew screws
  • If using heat to loosen adhesives or sealants use caution
  • Prise sheets away from timber framing using a pinch-bar or wide bladed tool as appropriate
  • Keep sheets intact where possible. Unnecessary breaking of ACM is not recommended
  • Dispose of nails, screws etc. as per other contaminated waste
  • Dispose of any other associated material such as dried adhesives, sealants and paint particles
  • as per other contaminated waste
  • Once removed spray back of material with pvc/water also
  • Place pieces of ACM in designated disposal bags for disposal (only half fill and tie off)
  • Do not drop ACM from height, always lower to ground using safe method such as scissor lift orscaffold
  • Clean exposed framing with HEPA vacuum cleaner
  • Wipe beams/members down with wet rag.
  • Spray frame with pvc/water spray to seal

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