Removing a fuse box containing asbestos

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1 Use the right kit
  • Cover work area with plastic sheets secured with tape to help catch waste
  • 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
  • Make sure an electrician has isolated the fuse box and remove all connections to it
  • Unscrew the box from the wall or panel whilst holding the nozzle of a Class H vacuum cleaner by the screws. Put the screws in a plastic sack
  • Carefully remove the fuse box and put it in the plastic sack
  • Vacuum the surfaces clean
  • If the box is fitted to asbestos insulating board, follow the how-to guide for repairing minor damage to asbestos insulating board (AIB) if needed
  • Do not fit the replacement box to the asbestos insulating board (AIB)
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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