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Protect yourself from asbestos hazards

Even though the use of asbestos has been prohibited in Australia since 2003, many products containing this hazardous material still exist in many domestic and commercial buildings in the Newcastle region. Thus, if you have a renovation or demolition plan in mind, you need to take extra precautions in case you are dealing with the asbestos-containing material (ACM) by performing a safe asbestos removal process.

Performing asbestos removal alone is not only dangerous but can also be physically demanding.

This is why you need to seek help from a licensed professional to ensure the safety and quality of the process. Worry no more; you can easily contact a trusted contractor through us to remove ACMs in the safest manner possible. Asbestos Watch Newcastle will connect you with removal experts that have years of experience to eliminate the risk of fibre exposure within your property.

You are in good hands with us as our approved members are highly experienced and fully A-class licensed. Our members provide asbestos removal Newcastle services for all types of buildings including commercial, government, and residential buildings.

They will perform asbestos removal Newcastle procedures in accordance with national and local regulations. When it comes to removing fibrous materials safely, it is best to contact A-class licensed contractors through Asbestos Watch Newcastle.

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Table of contents

  1. Deadly fibrous materials in Newcastle
  2. Ensure the safe handling of fibrous materials
  3. Extensive asbestos removal Newcastle services
  4. Asbestos Watch Newcastle

Section 1: Deadly fibrous materials in Newcastle

Asbestos is a material that contains strong and tiny fibres used for multiple purposes. It was mainly used during the years between the 1920s and the late 1980s, so any building constructed between these years will most likely contain it.

Prolonged exposure to fibres can lead to severe health complications such as increasing the chance of lung cancer. This means that extracting ACMs from your property is an absolute necessity. Below, you find some interesting facts about the presence of ACMs in Newcastle.

Fact #1: Your property may contain ACM

Numerous properties constructed before the 1980s are highly likely to contain this hazardous substance. These may include residential homes, schools, hospitals, offices, etc. This hazardous material can be commonly found in:

  • Ceiling and flooring tiles
  • Fencing products
  • Corrugated roofing products
  • Joint compounds
  • Cement sheeting

Fact #2: Health hazards from fibre exposure

When ACMs are damaged or disturbed, they can release airborne fibres inside and outside of your building. Even inhaling a few fibres can be harmful to your health in the future. The health effects of fibre inhalation can take anywhere from about 12 to 20 years to manifest into identifiable symptoms.

Mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis are the most common diseases caused by fibre exposure. Many of the people who got these diseases are the ones who work closely with construction jobs, such as builders.  But, even though you don’t work directly with ACM, you can still get a high chance of developing these diseases.

Fact #3: Only a class-A licensed removalist can remove friable ACM

If you will be hiring someone to carry out an ACM removal project, ensure that the company that you are contracting is licensed removalists in Newcastle capable of providing a high-quality service. It is important to note that contractors that are not licensed like handymen or tradespeople are not allowed to carry out certain ACM-related tasks such as the extraction and disposal of loosely bound ACM. Such jobs require a greater level of expertise to accomplish.

Only an A-class or B-class licensed removalist can remove more than 10 m2 of non-friable ACMs. Friable ACM must only be removed by an A-class license removalist. Safe Work NSW

Unlicensed contractors can only remove ACM that is firmly bound and they may not even have the expertise for proper detection and identification of ACM. Besides, trades people that are not licensed have a surface area limit over which they can work and remove the ACM. There is also a time a limit placed by the authorities in NSW over which they can carry out ACM extraction work. So if you have large removal projects, the best option is to get the licensed removalists in Newcastle who have A-class license.

External resources:

  1. www.safework.nsw.gov.au
  2. www.epa.nsw.gov.au
  3. www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au

Section 2: Ensure the safe handling of fibrous materials

We understand how stressing it is to deal with an unprofessional contractor. That’s why we make it easy for you to find the right contractor. All of our endorsed members are selectively chosen for their exceptional skills as well as their professional conducts.

We take great measures when choosing contractors to ensure they will deliver a complete and safe asbestos removal Newcastle process. Our endorsed members are not only A-class licensed, but they also understand how to address the unique needs clients’ often have.

Top 5 reasons why you need to call our members today:

They were thoroughly screened: We understand that finding a contractor that you can rely on can be a real hassle. This is why we make it easy for you to find a competent contractor. All of our endorsed contractors are selectively chosen for their professional conduct and exceptional skill. We ensure that they will deliver a safe and comprehensive asbestos removal Newcastle process.

They are professional and highly skilled: Our approved members are professional and highly skilled in all types of ACM-related project, including asbestos testing, removal, and sampling. They can accommodate asbestos removal Newcastle projects ranging in size from domestic to industrial. No project is too large for our A-class licensed contractors.

Exceptional quality services at value prices: Our endorsed contractors strive to ensure your health and safety, while at the same time, they also try to minimise the amount of disruption to your normal activities. Worksite safety is the highest priority of any projects they take on.  During all phases of the project, they maintain a safe and clean job site, keep you informed about the progress, and complete the project within the agreed timeline.

They employ modern equipment for a safe removal project: Our endorsed removalists employ modern equipment and techniques to maximize projects’ efficiency and ensure your safety. They are trained in correct and safe techniques when operating equipment to make sure your project is carried out effectively and safely.

They have fully insured: Fibrous materials are carcinogenic and can cause aggressive diseases. There are many risks that our members are faced when doing the removal job. Even though our endorsed removalists always work very carefully, accidents may happen. You should not be worried to held liable and paying additional costs in a case of an accident. This is because our approved members are fully insured.

Section 3: Extensive asbestos removal Newcastle services

We endorse A-class licensed contractors that are highly experienced and professional. They have a team of removalists that can provide exceptional quality services to extract fibrous materials from your property. Both types of fibres, whether friable or non-friable, can be removed safely from your property.

Services provided by our members:

Service #1: Conducting an initial inspection

An initial inspection by an expert is necessary to determine the presence of the fibrous material. Our approved members can assess and further determine whether the suspected material contain harmful fibre. They will locate the location of non-friable and friable fibres in your property and record it in an asbestos register. They will make the information available for your building occupants and also tradesperson who may conduct construction works there.

Service #2: Preparing an asbestos removal plan (ARP)

Prior to undertaking asbestos removal Newcastle work, our endorsed removalists will forward a notification to Work Safe NSW and provide a copy to you.  They will also prepare an ARP before conducting any removal works that include the detail of ACM removal work. Our endorsed contractors may perform these following steps before performing a removal job:

  • Informing people in immediate and adjacent areas.
  • Using Signs and barricades to clearly indicate the area where the removal work is being performed.
  • Obtaining asbestos register from the person who commissioned the removal work.

Service #3: Removing all fibrous materials on your property

Our approved contractors can remove all forms of fibrous materials including roofs, fences, ceilings, flooring, pipes, and internal cladding. Their team of professionals will work with you to decide which method and equipment are best suited to your particular needs. To help you know what to expect, our approved assessors may perform these techniques to remove ACMS:

  • Use and install HEPA filters outside of the windows. The HEPA filter works like a vacuum and can completely suck the asbestos dust out of the contaminated room. This process creates negative pressure to prevent other areas being contaminated.
  • ACMs will be carefully packed into sealed containers
  • When required, they will perform air monitoring to assess the efficiency of the ACM elimination process.

Service #4: Dispose of ACM waste to a lawful landfill site

ACM waste must be disposed of as per the specific waste disposal site’s requirements for packaging of ACM waste as soon as is reasonably practicable. All hazardous waste will be removed from the workplace by our endorsed removalists and disposed of at an EPA NSW-licensed ACM waste disposal site in such a manner that eliminates the release of airborne fibres. Our members will ensure that ACM waste is safely packaged in containers that are secure during transport and the method of unloading the waste is safe.

Section 4: Asbestos Watch Newcastle

If you believe a material in your property contains ACM, you should leave it alone. Then, check and examine signs of damage such as tearing or abrasions before taking action. A damaged material can release fibres into the air that are harmful to your health. The next step is to get the material removed by a licensed expert.

We will connect you with professional contractors that have many years of experience in eliminating ACMs in the Newcastle region. Our approved members can eliminate all forms of ACMs in any location, whether it is beneath your floor or on the ceiling. Their teams of specialists work with modern tools and equipment to ensure the quality of the ACM extraction work.

Our members will also handle the transport and disposal of fibrous materials from your property. After the project’s completion, they will deliver a written proof to you that the work is conducted according to the agreed contract. If required, they can also do a follow-up assessment to ensure the quality of the removal work.

They are putting safety and quality at the center of all that they do.

Our endorsed members ensure that all jobs will be undertaken in the most discreet and professional manner possible. Trust only approved members in Asbestos Watch Newcastle; they will take care all of your problems caused by ACMs and deliver the desired results to you.