01. What Asbestos PPE should be worn when removing asbestos materials?
The correct Asbestos PPE should be worn when removing asbestos materials, this includes FFP3 Masks, Cat 3 Type 5/6 coveralls, Overboots, goggles & gloves. (Asbestos Kit)
Once the asbestos waste has been removed and at the end of the job, please ensure that all Asbestos PPE is removed and also placed with the certified asbestos bags to prevent the spread of asbestos fibres.
02. What Asbestos kit is required to safely remove asbestos?
It is important that the correct asbestos kit is worn when handling asbestos to ensure that there is no exposure to asbestos fibres.
1. FFP3 masks (Either disposable mask or reusable mask with a P3 (FFP3) filter
2. Cat 3 type 5/6 coveralls
All asbestos PPE must be correctly disposed of double-bagged in the UN certified asbestos bags (Red into clear) & sealed.
03. What is the correct grade of coveralls needed for Asbestos removals?
Coveralls range from basic which stop your clothing from getting dirty to full anti biohazard coveralls used in the most dangerous of situations.
The correct protective grade for Asbestos coveralls is the Cat 3 Type 5/6 Coveralls. These are available in SMS material (Trilaminate fabric) which protect against fluid & particulate penetration as well as microporous which not also prevents liquid molecules from entering but allows water vapour to permeate outwards. Both the SMS & Microporous Cat 3 Type 5/6 coveralls vary in gram weight, the microporous coveralls tend to be harder wearing. Please be aware that cheap thin versions of either are commonplace which will easily split putting the wearer in danger.
Certification type 5: EN ISO 13982-1 :2004+A1 :2009 type 6 EN 13034:2005 +A1 : 2009
04. What asbestos equipment do I need to remove household asbestos?
To remove any household asbestos such as asbestos tiles, lagging or asbestos infill you must ensure that you have the proper asbestos equipment & asbestos protective clothing to ensure full safety. The proper asbestos kit to include Asbestos masks (FFP3 Grade) , Cat3 Type 5/ 6 Coveralls, Overboots, goggles & gloves must be worn as well as UN certified asbestos bags red & clear & tape for the asbestos waste.
|REQUIRED ASBESTOS EQUIPMENT FOR REMOVAL OF HOUSEHOLD ASBESTOS
ASBESTOS MASKS FFP3 GRADE|
ASBESTOS COVERALLS CAT 3 TYPE 5/6 LEVEL PROTECTION|
05. How do I dispose of Household Asbestos Waste?
Asbestos is classified as a hazardous waste however can be taken to the council’s waste & recycling centres & certain councils provide a free collection service for asbestos sheets and bagged asbestos waste. Please ensure that the correct Asbestos PPE is worn & the correct Asbestos waste bags are used.
06. What is the correct grade of mask required for Asbestos?
All masks used for unlicenced Asbestos work must be FFP3 (P3) grade protection with an APF x20. These masks can be either FFP3 disposable masks or reusable masks with the correct P3 filter. Full face masks offer enhanced 40x APF protection.
07. What eye protection needs to be worn for asbestos removal?
Closed eyewear such as goggles should be worn rather than open safety spectacles. Full face masks provide full facial protection as well as enhanced protection against asbestos fibres.