Asbestos was extensively used in construction of homes in Australia between 1950s and 1990s. That’s because the material is a good insulator, has tensile strength and boasts of fire protection properties. About a third of homes in Australia contain asbestos material which poses deadly consequences to home owners. When asbestos materials are disturbed or damaged; the asbestos fibers are released into the air.
Here are some of the uses of tarps in an asbestos removal site:
1. Covering Asbestos Demolition Site
Since disturbing asbestos containing materials can cause risk of exposure to people around and outside the home, covering the site with heavy duty tarps is necessary. If possible the demolition contractors should use new or highly temper-proof tarps. Those wishing to demolish their old properties in Australia should always work with an asbestos expert, who can inspect, assess the extent of exposure and recommend possible removal techniques. And when working on site, there should be sufficient protection of the site including putting signage and/or warning tapes.
2. Temporarily Sealing or Covering Asbestos Debris
If the team carrying out asbestos removal is unable to clean the demolition site immediately, it is advisable to cover all debris using heavy duty tarps. Contractors should keep the debris wet by hosing or spraying it with water. The tarp covering the debris also needs to be kept moist and pinned to the ground. Here, tarps play a very important role in preventing escape and spread of ACMs into the air, hence protects people around from exposure to the deadly material.
3. Covering Asbestos Material during Transportation
After demolition and removal, asbestos needs to be safely transported and disposed of in a secure site. Tarps can be very useful in covering trucks that are carrying asbestos containing materials or debris. Asbestos removal experts in Australia recommend use of heavy duty tarps when transporting ACMs because they provide resilient sealing and excellent protection. That means the risk of the public getting exposed to this poisonous material is greatly minimized.
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