Asbestos Roof Removal
Asbestos is a natural mineral that consists of tiny particles. The particles can be trapped in the lungs and cause serious lung conditions years after exposure. The most common condition is the lung infection and cancer. Inhalation of the particles can lead to conditions like asbestosis, making it a serious health hazard. Asbestos was a common roofing material during the early 1990s. It was the preferred method of roofing in most parts of the world.
Asbestos roofing removal can be a health hazard if not removed and disposed of correctly. Before the removal process, we verify with the state laws to avoid activities prohibited during the process. The use of certain tools and work methods are prohibited for safety and health reasons.
Wearing correct personal protective equipment is essential for anybody undertaking the removal. It is also important to apply the safe work methods to prevent the fibres from becoming airborne.
Notifications must be communicated to the relevant Workplace Health and safety for the state before the process as required by the law.
Licenses for asbestos removal are subdivided into class A (friable Asbestos) and Class B (Non friable asbestos). After removal, there is a need for a clearance inspection to ensure that the area is safe for habitation due to the residual effect of the fibre. There are laws that govern the transportation and disposal which must be observed.
If a person is exposed to the asbestos health monitoring protocols will be implemented to detect the adverse effects to the body. Failure to monitor the victim may lead to health complications. The monitoring process will depend on the duration of exposure, types of the asbestos and the air borne concentration of the chemical within that environment. Repeated exposure can lead to higher concentration of the chemical in the body.
The rest of the potential carries of the asbestos infection include.
- Electricians (drilling holes in the asbestos cement sheets)
- Carpenters (working with cement sheeting when fitting doors)
- Mechanics (working with some of the brake pads that contain traces of asbestos)
- Samplers (workers collecting samples from asbestos fields for lab testing purposes)
It is important to maintain an accurate record of exposure for the person to receive the right intervention. Part of the investigation include the demographics of the exposed person, medical and occupational history. Records of personal exposure and an assessment of the respiratory system to evaluate the extent of exposure. That will facilitate an appropriate treatment plan.
Health monitoring is recommended for people exposed to the asbestos environment. That also applies to employees who regularly remove asbestos, or any other work related to the asbestos. Some workers may not be working in known asbestos environments but still have the potential for exposure. That applies to plumbers working with cement sheeting on the walls of the bathrooms.
Speak to the experts at Asbestos Roof Removal
Call us today to start the process and confirm the presence of asbestos in your property. If you are at risk, we will make sure the situation is rectified quickly. With ZKL Asbestos and Demolition Services on your side, you can enjoy peace of mind and complete safety from the risks of asbestos.