Removing a reinforced plastic product eg water cistern

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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
  • Check that the item is not fitted to asbestos insulating board
  • Stick duct tape across damaged sections to keep it together
  • Remove fittings and plumbing. Unscrew fixings or cut bolts that hold it in place. Place these in a plastic sack
  • Remove the item in one piece. Double wrap in plastic sheet and seal with duct tape
  • If not possible, mix 8 parts water with 1 part washing up liquid in a garden sprayer and dampen the asbestos product
  • Wrap the item in plastic sheet secured with duct tape. Carefully break it into large pieces with a hammer
  • Put the pieces in a plastic sack or double wrap in plastic sheet and seal with duct tape if they are too big
3 Clean up properly
  • Use a damp cloth 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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