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While asbestos was used previously in construction, it soon was found out to be harmful, especially in its dust form. That said, while there is no outright ban on the material, many of its applications have been prohibited as a hazardous material. If you are removing asbestos, it is important that you are careful. If you do not, there is a risk for harmful exposure to asbestos fibers.

If you live in an old property, it’s likely that asbestos still lingers in the building. When that’s the case, removing asbestos will help protect you from future harm, and prevent others from being injured as well.

Here are our four safety tips when removing asbestos:

1. Get a Survey Done

Before you can start removing asbestos, get a survey of the site done. That way, you’ll know what materials contain asbestos, as well as how much of it is there. That said, there are two ways this survey can be done.

The first survey for removing asbestos is known as the refurbishment survey, also known as the demolition survey. This survey is done, as the name implies, before demolishing or refurbishing the property to ensure that all asbestos-containing materials won’t harm individuals that are working there.

The second survey for removing asbestos is known as the management survey to ensure that the material remains undisturbed, posing no threat to anyone working there.

2. Avoid Tools That Will Disturb the Asbestos

The last thing you want to do when working in removing asbestos is to disturb the material, causing particles to fill the air. Asbestos fiber is dangerous to the lungs and anyone caught without protective gear will be in danger of getting sick. Even if you wear a mask, you’re still at risk.

Because of this, you should never use power tools like drills or saws while removing asbestos. Additionally, do not sweep the area, as you’ll only stir the dust even more. Instead, use a wet cloth or a specialized vacuum cleaner to contain the dust.

3. Wear the Right Protective Gear Properly

Removing asbestos is a very dangerous job. While having the right gear to wear is essential in keeping you safe when working with asbestos, it is even more important to wear them properly. If your team doesn’t know how to wear the protective gear, teach them.

An excellent way to ensure that everyone is wearing their gear correctly is to have a test-wear. Get everyone to put on their equipment, including their suits. This way, not only can you check if they’ve worn it properly, but to see if their suits, masks, and other gear fit perfectly.

4. Throw the Materials Safely

Equipment and material that has been exposed to or contains asbestos will need to be disposed of properly. It should be sealed twice in heavy-duty bags. During this process of removing asbestos, you should still wear protective equipment.

Once everything’s bagged up, you’ll need to label what the bag contains and bring it to a landfill that works with asbestos. If you’re planning to transport this dangerous material, you might require a license.


To conclude, removing asbestos is a serious matter. The substance is hazardous to you, and it is of utmost importance that when you work with it, you’re fully protected from it and utilizing safety procedures to ensure minimum contamination and leakage of substance to the outside environment.

That said, here’s our final tip for you: hire a professional company. Removing asbestos is a lot of work, not to mention a considerable amount of money spent on purchasing gears and tools. Save yourself a headache and hire a professional asbestos removal company to take care of the work!

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