Asbestos dust removal

Asbestos dust removal
Project Name
Asbestos dust removal
Client Name
05 April 2018
Asbestos removal

Asbestos dust removal from ship

Asbestos dust removal

The work consisted in removing asbestos dust. Ship was contaminated as a result of unprofessional asbestos removal by unskilled workers. The ship was covered with asbestos dust and the shipowner suffered losses. RAMID was urgently called in to remove asbestos dust that was almost everywhere on the ship. Asbestos dust removal was performed by our company using the highest quality equipment. During the works, control adhesive samples were prepared by the KIWA company.

Asbestos dust removal is essential for the continued safe operation of ships.

Cleanup and disposal dust of asbestos

Asbestos waste and debris must be disposed of quickly and correctly to minimise any asbestos fibre exposure to the homeowners or workers.

Procedure for cleaning the work area

Carefully clean dust and debris form all horizontal surfaces (e.g. floor, window sills, and architraves) near the work area using either of the following two methods:

Method one: (wet wipe method)

Wet wipe method to clean dust and debris from the work area and horizontal surfaces using damp rags or disposable wipes. Then using a atomizer bottle mixed with a solution of PVA glue with a consistency of five parts water and one part glue (five to one). Spray the drop sheet to capture any missed residue and then fold the drop sheet on itself and dispose of as asbestos waste.

Method two: (using a HEPA vacuum and wet wipe method)

Use an H rated industrial HEPA filter vacuum (that complies with AS/NZ 60335.2.69:2003 and AS4260-1997 for HEPA filtration) to control airborne fibres and dust to a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner. When the vacuuming is completed then wet wipe the surfaces as mentioned in ‘Method one’. Please note that a household vacuum cleaner must not be used because it is not designed for this type of work and will cause an uncontrolled release of asbestos fibres.