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Asbestos Removal SWMS

Product SKU: 10010-7

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This Asbestos Licensed Removal Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers hazards and controls associated with working with and removing friable or non-friable asbestos greater than 10m2 in area (licence required).

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Asbestos Licensed Removal Safe Work Method Statement

This SWMS covers High-Risk Construction Work (HRCW) controls related to:

  • Asbestos disturbance

Additional controls are included for Electrical Equipment, Slips, Trips & Falls, Hazardous Substances, Hazardous Manual Tasks, Outdoor Work & Environmental Considerations.

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  • Non-friable asbestos means material containing asbestos that is not friable asbestos, including material containing asbestos fibres reinforced with a bonding compound. Common examples: cement sheeting, ceiling tiles, vinyl tiles. 

  • Friable asbestos means material that is in a powder form or that can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry, and contains asbestos. Examples include: pipe lagging, limpet and fire door cores. (Codes of Practice: Safe Work Australia (2011): How to safely remove asbestos.)

Job Steps Covered in Asbestos Licensed Removal SWMS:

(includes potential hazards & control measures).

  1. Provide Training & Information to Workers on Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)
  2. Prepare Asbestos Removal Control Plan
  3. Arrival On-site & assess onsite conditions
  4. Work Area Set-up
  5. Bubble Enclosure
  6. Mini Enclosure
  7. Environment
  8. Housekeeping
  9. Manual Tasks
  10. Enter Contaminated Area/Removal Site (PPE)
  11. Asbestos Removal
  12. Removal of Asbestos Cement Sheeting
  13. Removal of Floor Tiles Containing Asbestos
  14. Removal of Bituminous Products (i.e. roofing felt or roll roofing products)
  15. Removal of Ceiling Tiles Containing Asbestos
  16. Removal of Lagging on Pipework/Plant Containing Asbestos
  17. Working with Powered & Non-powered Tools on Asbestos
  18. Collection & Disposing of Asbestos Waste
  19. Certification
  20. Exiting Contaminated Area/Removal Site
  21. Emergency Response
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  • This Asbestos Licensed Removal Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers hazards and controls associated with working with and removing friable or non-friable asbestos greater than 10m2 in area (licence required).

    • Instant Document Delivery via Email.
      • Add your logo easily.
      • Add or delete information to any SWMS template.
      • Customisation instructions provided.
      • Complies with Australian & New Zealand legislation.
      • Edit documents on the go with Microsoft Office Mobile App
      • Only pay once (no subscriptions required).

    Asbestos Licensed Removal Safe Work Method Statement

    This SWMS covers High-Risk Construction Work (HRCW) controls related to:

    • Asbestos disturbance

    Additional controls are included for Electrical Equipment, Slips, Trips & Falls, Hazardous Substances, Hazardous Manual Tasks, Outdoor Work & Environmental Considerations.

    FREE Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List

    • Non-friable asbestos means material containing asbestos that is not friable asbestos, including material containing asbestos fibres reinforced with a bonding compound. Common examples: cement sheeting, ceiling tiles, vinyl tiles. 

    • Friable asbestos means material that is in a powder form or that can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry, and contains asbestos. Examples include: pipe lagging, limpet and fire door cores. (Codes of Practice: Safe Work Australia (2011): How to safely remove asbestos.)

    Job Steps Covered in Asbestos Licensed Removal SWMS:

    (includes potential hazards & control measures).

    1. Provide Training & Information to Workers on Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)
    2. Prepare Asbestos Removal Control Plan
    3. Arrival On-site & assess onsite conditions
    4. Work Area Set-up
    5. Bubble Enclosure
    6. Mini Enclosure
    7. Environment
    8. Housekeeping
    9. Manual Tasks
    10. Enter Contaminated Area/Removal Site (PPE)
    11. Asbestos Removal
    12. Removal of Asbestos Cement Sheeting
    13. Removal of Floor Tiles Containing Asbestos
    14. Removal of Bituminous Products (i.e. roofing felt or roll roofing products)
    15. Removal of Ceiling Tiles Containing Asbestos
    16. Removal of Lagging on Pipework/Plant Containing Asbestos
    17. Working with Powered & Non-powered Tools on Asbestos
    18. Collection & Disposing of Asbestos Waste
    19. Certification
    20. Exiting Contaminated Area/Removal Site
    21. Emergency Response
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