ASBESTOS REMOVAL

As a Class A Unrestricted Licensed Asbestos Removalist (WUA190), the AARCO team is experienced, professional and client focused, offer solutions to your Asbestos and Hazardous Materials project, including:

  • Friable and Non Friable Asbestos Removal

  • Removal of Asbestos Roofing, Wall Sheeting, Fences, Tiles, Pipe Lagging and other materials

  • Environmental Cleaning and Removal of Asbestos Containing Dust (ACD)

  • Contaminated Soil Removal

  • Removal and Replacement of Asbestos Fencing (Asbestos to Colorbond)

  • Safe Transport and Disposal of Asbestos Waste

  • 24/7 Emergency Response 

 

With safety at the forefront of anything we do,  we ensure all works conducted by AARCO Environmental are delivered in accordance with the relevant sate and territory regulations.

We offer on-site inspections and surveys with prompt quotations and competitive pricing. 

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WHAT IS ASBESTOS?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fibre.

Historically, it was mined and used in many industries worldwide. 

Asbestos was once considered to be a very useful mineral because it is flexible, strong, affordable and can insulate from heat and electricity.

 

Because of this, it was commonly used in the construction of homes and buildings. 

Exposure to asbestos fibres can cause life-threatening illnesses, so use of asbestos has been greatly reduced and it is now banned in 61 countries.

   

ASBESTOS USE IN AUSTRALIA

Up until the mid-1980's, Australia had one of the highest rates of asbestos use per person in the world.

Asbestos was mined in Australia until 1984, and 1.5 million tonnes of asbestos was imported between 1930 and 1983.

On the 31st December 2003 Asbestos was banned in Australia.

FRIABLE ASBESTOS

Friable Asbestos means any material that contains asbestos and is in the form of a powder or can be easily crumbled or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry. 

 

This may include asbestos containing materials that have been subjected to conditions that leave them in a state where they meet the friable definition, such as weathering, physical damage, water damage etc.

 

These materials are more likely to release high levels of asbestos into the airborne environment when disturbed and therefore are extremely dangerous.

Examples of friable asbestos include, but are not limited to:

  • Asbestos Lagging

  • Sprayed Insulation

  • Fire Damaged Asbestos Wall and Roof Sheeting

  • Millboard

  • Contaminated Soil

  • Felt and Woven Asbestos matting.

NON-FRIABLE ASBESTOS

Non- Friable Asbestos is any asbestos containing material other than Friable asbestos, and is considered lower risk.

 

It is generally mixed with cement or other hard bonding materials.  Non-Friable asbestos can become friable if damaged or old. 

 

Examples of Non-Friable asbestos include, but are not limited to:

  • Asbestos Cement Building products  (Fences, Eaves, Cladding)

  • Vinyl floor tiles 

  • Friction materials and any product where the asbestos is bound in a matrix.

OUR VISION:TO SET THE INDUSTRY BENCHMARK FOR IMPECCABLE STANDARDS,ETHICAL WORK PRACTICES & ACCOUNTABLE MANAGEMENT

Ready to chat? Call our team on (08) 6406 2020

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4/235 Balcatta Road
Balcatta WA 6021

P: 08 6406 2020
W: www.aarco.com.au

ABN: 61 009 127 913
WorkSafe WA Lic : WUA 190

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