Asbestos-contaminated soil typically contains non-attached pieces of asbestos cement products and other material containing asbestos. Contamination is often detected during waste disposal, damage following a severe weather events, building and road construction and excavation, and with weathering over time.

The correct control and remediation measures for such soil can be determined by a risk assessment conducted by an independent licensed asbestos assessor or another suitably qualified operator.

The services of a Class A licensed asbestos removalist will be required when any friable asbestos is to be removed. Where more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos is to be removed, a Class B license will suffice. 10 square metres or less of non-friable asbestos can be removed by any person.

If asbestos contamination of soil is suspected in the workplace, the person with management or control of the workplace must cease work immediately. Samples of the material should be taken for analysis and, if contamination is confirmed, the person with management or control of the workplace must minimise the release of airborne asbestos by putting control measures in place.

These control measures include:

  • Development of an asbestos management plan for the site and ongoing sampling and/or air monitoring.
  • Defining boundaries of the contamination as decided by an independent licensed asbestos assessor or competent person.
  • Making sure there is minimal disturbance of the contaminated soil until the implementation of asbestos management procedures.
  • Erection of signs and barriers to secure and isolate the removal work site.
  • Use of water and wetting agents for controlling dust
  • Minimising airborne dust exposure to workers by providing education and training on hazards and safe practices.
  • Actioning decontamination procedures for the equipment and workers.
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Bonded Asbestos Removals

What is Bonded Asbestos?

Asbestos Removal Services in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Asbestos is found in most older houses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and can be incredibly dangerous if disturbed or broken. If you have discovered asbestos anywhere in your home, don’t panic, contact Asbestos Removals Australia and we’ll handle the concern with care and caution.

Bonded asbestos is known as Class B asbestos, and is less immediately dangerous than Class A. It is part of a fibre-cement product, and is in bonded sheets that mean it’s deeply embedded in a hardened environment.
Workplace Health and Safety Regulation requires than an independent person must undertake a clearance inspection and certificate before any Class B removals.

Friable Asbestos Removals

What is Friable Asbestos?

Friable ACM refers to a material that has more than one percent asbestos, by weight or area. Depending on the material, in bulk or as a sheet, it can be reduced to powder fairly easily.
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Additional Services

Deconstruction / Reconstruction

Deconstruction / Reconstruction
We understand the pressure of taking on any renovation project. By offering a list of contractors and services, we make clients’ lives easier and stress free. We also offer onsite consultation with a number of trades, before work on your project begins.
Consultation covers:

- Builders
-Deconstruction & Reconstruction Services
- Plumbers & Gas
- Excavation
- Electricians
- Flooring Specialists
- Roofers
-Asbestos Sampling and Testing

For asbestos removal and disposal services that are well worth the cost, talk to our expert, James Moore today 0438 185 210 and enjoy peace of mind.

Talk to our expert, James Moore today 0438 185 210