Friable Asbestos Removal

Friable asbestos products contain loosely packed asbestos fibres and can be crushed easily in the hand. Examples of friable asbestos products include insulating rope on old oven doors, asbestos insulation and asbestos fibre blankets.

Friable Asbestos Removal is the most dangerous type of asbestos removal.

While it is more common in government and commercial buildings friable asbestos can still be found in the home. Friable asbestos is any material that contains asbestos and is in the form of a power or can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure. Friable asbestos risk are challenging to control due to how easily the asbestos fibres are released into the air from a friable asbestos product.

This means special equipment must be used to completely control air flow during a friable asbestos removal.

This equipment includes:

  • Negative Pressure Unit 
    Controls airflow and filters the contaminated air.
  • Powered Air Respiratory Protection Full face mask, with a battery pack and two P3 filters to protect the breathing zone of our staff.
  • Wet Decontamination Unit 
    A three or five stage system allows staff to clean their equipment and person so that they safely remove their personal protective equipment when leaving the enclosure.
  • Air-monitoring pumps
    Monitors the air quality in and around the enclosure.

Queensland Law dictates that  friable materials containing asbestos must only be handled and removed by a company holding an ‘A’ Class Asbestos Removal Licence. Advanced Deconstruction holds an A Class Asbestos Removal Licence.

Asbestos is highly dangerous material, and we deal with it all day every day. The only way to do this in any sustainable capacity is to have strict controls, procedures and training in place.

With over 10 years of experience, we are experts at managing asbestos related risks in the home and the workplace. Through our training and safety systems we are about to ensure the safety of our staff and our clients. Our reputation is built on the quality of our workmanship, we stand apart from other demolition and asbestos removal firms due to our professionalism and our commitment safety and quality in all aspects of our work. 

It’s no accident we’ve been doing this 10 years. Consistency and quality age well. We pride ourselves on getting the job done properly, the first time, and without surprises. From our newest labourer up to the management team we’re professional, polite, punctual and our no-“she’ll be right” hiring policy stops means our staff are focused going home safe, which means leaving your site safe as well.