Ultra Project Services

Office: 152-156 Fortune St, Rutherglen

Postal: PO Box 7 Rutherglen Vic 3730

Ph: 02 6032 7805 Fax: 02 6032 7810

 
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Asbestos Removal

AsbestosUltra Project Services (UPS) has licensing for removal of A and B class asbestos for Victoria and NSW.

UPS can remove asbestos from any house, commercial or industrial property within Victoria and NSW. Each state has their own regulations and although are very similar, they are different. UPS are compliant in both States and train our staff with both Victorian and NSW regulations. UPS are very passionate about our removal procedures and uphold all standards as per the State's regulations.

 

Below is a basic run down of how a typical asbestos removal job is done:

  • Notify the appropriate State authority prior to starting the works (Vic 5 days, NSW 7 days prior)
  • Prepare an asbestos removal control plan; within that plan there are all the details of the job, the client, the amount of asbestos being removed, where the job is, the location of the building, the names of the workers doing the job, a copy of the removal licence and copy of training for the workers, a copy of all heath checks for all workers present, details of the tools being used, details of decontamination procedures, details of how you intend to dispose of the asbestos waste, all these things and more need to be on the plan and this plan must be onsite.
  • Site set up, install all site barriers for the intended work; typically you would need a minimum of 10m from the removal area for your barrier, within that barrier there needs to be a bin to receive the asbestos waste and a decontamination area for the workers to clean themselves down after performing the removal. The bin is lined with two layers of 200um plastic and is completely sealed for transport. UPS hold an EPA permit to transport asbestos waste for Victoria and all our drivers hold current training for transporting dangerous goods
  • Removal is done by removing the asbestos product in whole sheets; to avoid breakage the asbestos product is wet down prior to removal using a PVA/ water mix; after removal the frame work that the asbestos product was fixed to is denailed taking care to remove all nail heads and or fixings - it is important to remove all fixings as there is a risk of asbestos fibres being under the nail/fixing head. After the frame work has been completely denailed a HEPA vacuum is used to remove all dust, cob webs and debris - this process will remove all visible fibres; after this then UPS apply a coat of PVA/Water mix to completely seal any remaining fibres that can’t be seen by the eye - a water based dye is used to identify where the spray has been applied.
  • Decontamination procedure then takes place of the entire site - all debris, dust etc. is cleaned. Where possible UPS place plastic sheeting under the work area; this helps with catching all possible contamination and makes cleaning up a lot easier. All floor surfaces are vacuumed and completely cleaned. After this takes place the workers then decontaminate themselves firstly removing all visible fibres by hand then using a vacuum cleaning down all debris off their suits boots hands etc; after this we then wet wipe all over using sanitary wipes - all the while respirators are still on; we then remove our asbestos suits and then place all used suits and cleaning wipes into labelled plastic bags and then seal them using a neck tie method ensuring that all the bag is sealed; once this is done we then remove our respirators and clean them down. All waste including clothing is disposed of at the local land fill site.
  • Disposal is done at land fill sites - before the land fill site accepts the waste 24 hrs notice must be given so that the landfill can prepare a site for the waste; most often a hole is dug, the asbestos is placed in and then immediately back filled. A disposal docket is issued and then can be provided to the client as evidence that the asbestos has been disposed of properly
  • After removal an independent trained person then inspects the site and ensures that all asbestos has been removed as per the scope of works - this person then issues a clearance certificate and this certificate is then issued to the client for their records.