Asbestos Removal Procedures for Victoria
It is our top priority to maintain the safety of our workers and those who live or work in any building during asbestos removal in Victoria, Nanaimo or surrounding areas, and so we make sure that we follow certain safety procedures. We pre-plan every job by establishing work procedures and ensuring workers are adequately trained before they even step on-site. Then we prepare the site with barriers and warning signs to notify the public. Our work procedures for wet removal of asbestos include:
Safe removal – We perform localized wetting of contaminated areas to minimize fibre release, removing all visible dust on work surfaces and using plastic drop sheets where necessary.
Decontamination – We clean up dust waste with vacuums fitted with HEPA filters and damp mopping. Before leaving, we also wet our drop sheets and fold them on themselves to avoid release of fibres.
Disposal – Asbestos wastes, including disposable coverall clothing our workers wear, is placed in sealable, labelled containers. The exterior surfaces are cleaned and we remove the containers from the work area.
Air monitoring – Using certain tools, we monitor the air to determine exposure levels during and after abatement activities.
Site inspection – After all work has been completed, we visually inspect the area to ensure all visible asbestos-containing materials and debris has been properly cleaned up.
Our team always uses safe removal equipment such as vacuums with HEPA filters and thick drop sheets, as well as disposable coverall clothing and face masks to prevent exposure and inhalation when performing asbestos removal in your Victoria home or business.