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Asbestos Safe Handling SWMS

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Asbestos Safe Handling

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WORK ACTIVITIES

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5.Drilling Asbestos

Hazards Present

  • Exposure to asbestos

Risk Control Measures

Wear required PPE and respiratory protective equipment (RPE):

  • Inspection – P1 or P2 half face (can be either disposable or cartridge)
  • Sample removal / drilling – P1 or P2 half face (can be either disposable or cartridge)
  • Use a non-powered hand drill or low speed battery-powered drill where possible (do not use high speed drill). Battery powered drills should be fitted with a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) dust control hood wherever possible

Horizontal overhead drilling:

  • Identify drill point and cover with duct tape (if possible tape over exit point also)
  • Apply generous amount of gel to drill site
  • Drill hole into bottom of cup
  • Line inside of cup with gel
  • Place drill bit through cup (ensure drill bit long enough to pass through cup and material drilled)
  • Hold cup tightly against surface and drill hole
  • On completion remove cup and wipe clean surface with damp rag
  • Use damp rags to clean off the paste and debris from the drill bit
  • Place cup and rags into appropriate bags for disposal

Floors or Vertical surfaces:

  • Identify drill point and cover with duct tape (if possible tape over exit point also)
  • Apply generous amount of gel to drill site and drill into material
  • On completion remove gel and material with damp rag and place into bags.
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7.

Hazards Present

  • Exposure to asbestos

Risk Control Measures

Wear required PPE and respiratory protective equipment (RPE):

  • Inspection – P1 or P2 half face (can be either disposable or cartridge)
  • Sample removal / drilling – P1 or P2 half face (can be either disposable or cartridge)
  • Use a non-powered hand drill or low speed battery-powered drill where possible (do not use high speed drill). Battery powered drills should be fitted with a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) dust control hood wherever possible

Horizontal overhead drilling:

  • Identify drill point and cover with duct tape (if possible tape over exit point also)
  • Apply generous amount of gel to drill site
  • Drill hole into bottom of cup
  • Line inside of cup with gel
  • Place drill bit through cup (ensure drill bit long enough to pass through cup and material drilled)
  • Hold cup tightly against surface and drill hole
  • On completion remove cup and wipe clean surface with damp rag
  • Use damp rags to clean off the paste and debris from the drill bit
  • Place cup and rags into appropriate bags for disposal

Floors or Vertical surfaces:

  • Identify drill point and cover with duct tape (if possible tape over exit point also)
  • Apply generous amount of gel to drill site and drill into material
  • On completion remove gel and material with damp rag and place into bags.

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