Asbestos removal work on roofs needs to include awareness of the risk of fall hazards for workers, as asbestos cement can become brittle with age. If you encounter any lichen on roof sheeting, be careful in the use of water and in your choice of workers’ footwear because lichen can be dangerously slippery.

Due to the potential for damage to the asbestos cement which in turn can cause fibre release, angle grinders should not be used. You can avoid damage to the sheeting by using an oxy torch or another suitable tool to remove anchoring screws and bolts.

If actually walking on the roof to remove roof sheeting then prior to removal you should spray the asbestos sheets with a PVA solution, waiting for it to dry first before removal so that it is not a slip hazard. After removal, spray the underside of the asbestos cement with the same PVA solution or with water.

If you are lowering the removed asbestos product to the ground, be careful to keep generation of respirable dust to a minimum. Ramps, chutes and similar gravity dependent devices are risky in this regard. Safer lowering methods for roof sheeting include:

  • Over short distances, lowering by hand
  • Using a cradle
  • Using scissor lifts or similar machines
  • Using stable scaffolding.

Use a full decontamination unit if the area to be removed is greater than the size of typical house or where you think that substantial dust will be loosened. When finished make sure that a clearance certificate has been issued before anyone reoccupies the area.

Contact us today for safe asbestos roof removal on your property

For more information on roof removal when it contains asbestos, get in contact with ARA today. We are more than happy to inspect your property, take out an asbestos test or provide removal and disposal services where possible. Get in touch on 1300 869 241 and we will come to your place in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or surrounding areas.


Place warning signs and barrier tape around the property.


Ensure that all workers are wearing the correct safety respirators and disposable overalls for asbestos removal.


To catch debris, place plastic sheeting around the property where required.


Plastic line a truck or skip bin, gently place each sheet in whilst keeping the sheet wet.


Using a filtered HEPA vacuum cleaner, vacuum the ceiling cavity and adjoining areas.

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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.

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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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