keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2011

Drilling holes in asbestos

How to Drill holes in asbestos:


Preparing the work area
■ Ensure safe access.
■ Restrict access - minimise the number of people present.
■ Close doors. Use tape and notices to warn others.
■ If feasible, also restrict access to the rear of asbestos material. If drilling a roof
from outside, segregate the area beneath.
■ If access to the rear is not possible, warn the building owner that this area is
contaminated.
■ Ensure adequate lighting


Equipment
■ 500-gauge polythene sheeting and duct tape;
■ warning tape and notices;
■ drill - manual or powered, set at the lowest speed;
■ drill bit, or hole cutter for holes greater than 20 mm diameter;
■ thick paste, eg wallpaper paste or shaving foam, or a proprietary device to
contain drilling debris;
■ mastic or sealant for gaps;
■ plastic or metal sleeve to protect hole edges;
■ bucket of water and rags;
■ asbestos waste container, eg labelled polythene sack; and
■ clear polythene sack.

Have fun.

9 kommenttia:

  1. Asbestos is really dangerous to your health. I can't believe it's still used.

    VastaaPoista
  2. does one of those masks you can get from any grocery store/hardware store have enough protection?

    VastaaPoista
  3. Pretty dangerous working in the stuff..

    VastaaPoista
  4. never going to work like that, so hopefully i won't have to deal with it.

    thanks

    VastaaPoista
  5. love your blog! keep up the quality posts!

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    VastaaPoista
  6. Sounds dangerous...maybe I'm better off paying someone to get rid of it for me.

    VastaaPoista