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The Queensland legislation clearly stated that Asbestos removal Townsville should be performed by a person who has a proper license. If you believe or suspect that your property contain fibrous products, give our members a call.

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detecting asbestos materials in your property

Detecting Asbestos Materials in Your Property

In Australia, asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) were widely used in residential, commercial and industrial properties between the 1940s until the late 1980s. ACMs fall into two broad categories, namely friable and non-friable.

friable materials can contain a high percentage

Friable materials can contain a high percentage of fibres and release them into the air when disturbed. Friable ACMs were usually used as:

  • fire retardants,
  • sound proofing,
  • insulation,
  • lining material on old domestic heaters,
  • stoves
  • hot water systems,
  • the backing of sheet vinyl
  • linoleum floor coverings
  • pipe insulation.

Reference: http://asbestoswatchtownsville.com.au/asbestos-removal/

h ealth effects

Health effects?

  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer

Reference:http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/general/health-effects.htm

asbestos removal work

Asbestos Removal Work

An asbestos removal licence is held by a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU). Workers carry out licensed asbestos removal work on behalf of or for the PCBU who holds the licence. Individual workers do not hold an asbestos licence but must meet certain training requirements.

An asbestos removal licence issued by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is valid for five years.

Reference: http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/removal/asbestos-removal-work.htm