Removing asbestos cement debris

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1 Use the right kit
  • Wear Type 5 disposable overalls
  • Wear the overalls one size too big and put the legs over the top of footwear
  • If there is a lot of debris, wear a disposable, correctly fitted FFP3 face mask
  • Do not re-use disposable overalls and masks
2 Keep dust down
  • Mix 8 parts water with 1 part washing up liquid in a garden sprayer and use to dampen the debris
  • Pick up large pieces and put them in a plastic sack. If they do not fit double wrap in plastic sheet and seal with duct tape
  • Remove the smaller pieces of debris with a trowel and put in to the plastic sack
  • Sticky tape can be used to pick up small bits of asbestos dust
3 Clean up properly
  • Use a damp cloth to clean tools and the area. Put the used cloth in the plastic sack
  • 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 and cloths 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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