Clearing up decorative coating after a ceiling collapse

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1 Use the right kit
  • Wear a disposable, correctly fitted FFP3 face mask and Type 5 disposable overalls
  • Wear the overalls one size too big and put the legs over the top of footwear
  • Do not re-use disposable overalls and masks
2 Keep dust down
  • Pick up large pieces of ceiling and put in a plastic sack. If they are too big, double wrap in plastic sheet and seal with duct tape
  • Use a rake and shovel to collect smaller pieces and put in the plastic sack
  • Thoroughly clean furniture, carpets and other items using a Class H Vacuum cleaner. Furniture that cannot be cleaned should be disposed of as asbestos waste
  • Cover cleaned areas with plastic sheets secured with duct tape whilst other cleaning is going on
  • Use damp cloths to wipe non-fabric surfaces and tools
  • Put the used cloths in the plastic sack
  • Check if services need to be isolated and that it is safe to enter before starting
3 Clean up properly
  • Use a damp cloth or Class H vacuum cleaner with a special filter to clean up
  • Do not use a domestic vacuum cleaner or a brush as these will spread asbestos fibres into the air
  • Double bag all waste including masks, overalls, cloths and plastic sheets in plastic sacks, seal with tape and label as asbestos waste
  • Contact the local tips in your area to find one that accepts asbestos waste
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