Q1. If you are renovating/ extending a house which is more than ….years old; you might expect to find some asbestos used somewhere in it.
Q2. Name 3 areas where asbestos may have been used in the construction of houses.
Eave sheets, wall cladding, asbestos fibro used in bathrooms and laundries.
Q3. What is dangerous about asbestos?
The fibrous silicate mineral, that causes severe health problems.
Q4. Asbestos can cause serious health problems- what are they?
Asbestosis, lung cancer & mesthothesioma.
Q5. Who is required to identify all asbestos containing materials?
The controller of premises, or who is in charge of the site.
Q6. Where would these materials be recorded?
Must be recorded in an asbestos register.
Q7. Name 5 items that would be recorded in this register * 40x6mm battens of asbestos fibro * Asbestos fibro corner * Eave sheets-asbestos * Asbestos wall cladding * Asbestos fibro angled corner
Q1. What are the two main types/classes of Asbestos we may encounter in or on a construction/building site as described by NSW WORKCOVER? * The serpentine group contains chrysotile, commonly known as white asbestos. * The amphibole group contains amosite (brown asbestos) and crocidolite (blue asbestos), as well as some other less common types such as trimolite, aclinolite & anthophllite.
Q2. What type of license is required for each of the above types/ classes of Asbestos removal? * Bonded asbestos licence * Friable asbestos licence
Both have to be issue via a work cover organization
Q3. What are the main methods used during removal to minimize the generation or release of asbestos fibres and or dust? Describe clearly the methods. * Use plastic drop sheets * Collect and seal with double wrapped 200 micro thick plastic bags, no more than 25kgs * Keep damp * Use suitable vacuum cleaner once plastic bags are placed in storage are