Asbestos Removal & Disposal Perth WA
Rapid Asbestos Removals Perth are an asbestos removal and disposal company based in Perth. Asbestos is a dangerous substance that when inhaled can cause diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. For this reason, asbestos should be removed and disposed of by certified asbestos contractors.
Not only are we licensed, our asbestos removal company is fully insured to execute all asbestos projects.
- $20 Million Public Liability Insurance
- $1 Million Statutory Liability
- Workers Compensation
Why Was Asbestos Used?
Asbestos was once a ground-breaking discovery for the building industry. Asbestos has great properties suitable for building: it is durable, insulating and fire-resistant. It wasn’t until after the material had been widely used in construction that it’s harmful effects on human health were discovered and the substance was banned.
Where is Asbestos Found?
- Wall sheeting
- Insulation in roof
- Carpet underlay
- Kitchen splashback
- Flues to fireplaces
- Backing for electric meter boards
- Gutters external wall sheeting
When was Asbestos Banned in Australia?
Asbestos was officially banned in Australia on the 31st of December 2003. However many stopped using asbestos in building homes in the late 1980s. If your home was built or renovated before 1990 in Australia, there may be asbestos present in the structure. Some commercial buildings were still being built with asbestos containg material until 2003.
If you do believe asbestos is present in your home the first step is to get sample testing. It’s important not to touch the asbestos, as it only becomes a risk when it is disturbed and the fibres or dust are released.
Where there is more than ten square metres of asbestos, a licensed and trained business is required to remove it. However, in Western Australian, WorkSafe WA recommend that all asbestos is removed by a licensed asbestos removalist. At Rapid Asbestos, we are fully licensed and certified to carry out asbestos removal on both commercial and residential properties. We pertain both a Class A and Class B licence.
Class A: This license permits us to remove both friable and non-friable forms.
Class B: This license is needed to remove non-friable asbestos.
We abide by strict regulations when removing asbestos. All our equipment and protective clothing is WORKSAFE WA approved. On every asbestos removal project, we ensure that one of the owners is present to uphold strict safety standards.
Asbestos Disposal Perth
There are strict regulations surrounding asbestos disposal in Australia. At Rapid Asbestos, we are trained and certified in asbestos disposal. Not only is the asbestos disposed of, all asbestos containing materials must also be disposed of. Tools used on the job will be decontaminated and stored in asbestos compliant bags, and stored securely until their next use.
We strictly adhere to Australian legislation surrounding asbestos disposal. After removal, we wet the asbestos material, wrap it in approved asbestos waste bags, store in an airtight container and securely transport and dispose of at a designated asbestos waste disposal facility.
Need Asbestos Removed & Disposed Of?
As qualified asbestos removal and disposal contractors, we will complete the job safely and efficiently. Give our friendly team a call on 0447 467 448 or get in touch using the form below to arrange a FREE onsite quote.
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