Here are some do’s and don’ts to follow while Asbestos Removal Milton Keynes
When working indoors
- Keep external doors and windows open to get the most air circulation.
- To catch dust, dirt, and offcuts covers the floor with heavy-duty plastic sheeting.
- Keep family members, guests, and pets away from the work area until it is finished.
- disperse asbestos dust in portions of the building not covered by plastic sheeting (e.g., by walking through unprotected areas without removing shoes).
When working outdoors
- notify your neighbours about the proposed work and ask them to close their doors and windows while it is being done.
- To prevent asbestos fibers from entering your home, close all windows and doors and cover air vents.
- Cover the ground and vegetation with heavy-duty plastic sheeting to catch dust, trash, and offcuts to avoid polluting the soil.
- Clear the work area of all play equipment, personal items, and cars.
- keep family members, guests, and pets away from the job until it’s finished (use barricades and signs if necessary).
- If there is a high risk of slipping off a roof, damp down the roofing sheets.
- Working with asbestos on a windy day is not a good idea.
Asbestos packaging and disposal
- keep the material damp until it’s time to package it
- Keep the packages to a manageable size and use adhesive tape to seal them completely.
- Place smaller asbestos waste, such as tiles, offcuts, and dust, in two 0.2 mm thick polythene bags (i.e., double bagged), tie them together and seal them for disposal with the other asbestos garbage.
- Fill bags only half full (to reduce the chance of splitting) and gently expel extra air without causing dust to escape.
- Use a permanent marker pen to label the packages with the words “ASBESTOS WASTE properly.”
- Securely transport and dispose of the packages as soon as possible at an approved asbestos waste disposal location in your area.
- Alternatively, you can hire a customized mini skip from a garbage removal business to fill with your bagged asbestos rubbish and have it picked up by the waste business.
- Place asbestos waste in a household garbage can or a skip.
- Asbestos trash can be reused or recycled.
- Illegally dump asbestos waste
- Asbestos should be disposed of during the council’s “hard waste” collections.
Taking down and discarding personal protective equipment
- Remove your coveralls, hat, and gloves.
- Seal all of these things in two 0.2 mm thick (heavy-duty) polythene bags (i.e., double bagged) and mark the contents specified above in ”Asbestos Packaging and Disposal”.
- Toss these bags in with the rest of the asbestos waste.
- Use wet cloths to wash or wipe reusable footwear.
- wear the respirator until all contaminated clothing has been removed, bagged, and sealed, then dispose of it by twice bagging it as instructed above.
- Don’t try to shake the dust out of overalls or clean them with a vacuum cleaner; instead, keep or recycle disposable protective equipment.
- clean or launder gloves – the asbestos removal and laundering process damages or deteriorates the gloves physically.
Individuals who attempt to remove asbestos without the assistance of a certified removalist may face serious penalties.