This Asbestos (Licensed Removal) Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) provides guidance on working with and removal of friable or non-friable asbestos greater than 10m2 in area (licence required).
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.)
(includes potential hazards and control measures)
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