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External Asbestos Products
cracked or damaged asbestos containing materials pose a risk. Safe,
prompt and efficient disposal is required.
debris was often used for packers in home construction. The image
here shows debris used for packing floor joists. Asbestos debris was
often used as garden edging.
images show eaves lined with asbestos sheeting in carports and verandahs.
were constructed of bonded asbestos sheet. Signs of deterioration
include discolouration, cracking or splitting.
cement fencing is very common in many areas. Referred to as "Deep
6". In good condition the material is quite safe.
broken sheet displays exposed fibres and needs to be made safe immediately.
Plans for removal should also be considered to remove the potential
for further release of asbestos fibres.
fire door was installed for fire safety protection. Notice the damage
and deterioration. The cracking has exposed the asbestos insulation
and increased potential exposure to asbestos fibres.
fire blanket was manufactured from asbestos. It has become worn
and is damaged, exposing the asbestos fibres as shown. Asbestos
is fire resistant and an excellent insulator and retardant for fires.
this example the outbuilding was constructed using asbestos wall cladding
and asbestos corrugated sheet roof. The step was thick sheet asbestos.
Piping contained asbestos for insulation.
pipe work in the ground is stormwater pipe. It was used as crossovers
under footpaths. Note the damaged and broken end.
of asbestos rope (below) being used for pipe lagging and the affect
of damage or weathering over time.
of Roof & Walls
Corrugated Roofing - "Deep 6"
boxes were often lined with asbestos sheeting.
meter boxes often contain a resin/black backboard which contains
services such as gas have protective covers made from asbestos. Look
for cracking and signs of deterioration which can potentially release
asbestos fibres. This one shown is cracked and damaged and in need
of repair or removal and safe disposal.
like the one shown were constructed using asbestos. Whilst some have
been upgraded with plastic lids and access points, there is still
potential for exposure to asbestos fibres when accessing these pits.
service pits also had a square shape. Note the broken corner with
potential for exposed fibres.
walls were clad or lined with asbestos sheeting.
addition/extension has walls made from asbestos fibro cement panels.
were often enclosed as a Lean-To.
& Doorway Panels
panels above and below external doors and windows were often asbestos
sheeting as presented in this example.
Internal Asbestos Products
internal ceilings are asbestos sheet lining.
- Ceiling Space
are examples of debris left in ceiling spaces. The ceilings contained
asbetsos bulk heads which were broken to install ducted airconditioning.
Coverings & Backing
floor tiles are very worn and may have been laid with glue containing
was a popular floor covering. Note the fawn underlay material exposed
in the doorway. This was often insulation or backing made from asbestos.
Asbestos fibres may be released from this material when it is walked
Appliances & Fittings
was often used to insulate the wiring in light fittings.
ironing board had an asbestos panel to stand the hot iron. Over
time it may be worn and release fibres.
humble pie warmer included heat shielded cabling. This is the light
covered cable linking the power switch to the thermostat control.
electrical cable (right) is covered in an insulated asbestos sheath.
The threads and fibres can be seen. This example is frayed and damaged.
fuses were often istalled with asbestos sheath heat shieldswires
to minimise the heat effect associated with electricity. Over time
the asbestos breaks down and the fibres gather at the base of the
fuse box or cabinet.
and swtches were fastened to asbestos backing boards. The backing
boards were drilled or cut to connect the house wiring. This activity
created dust allowing the release of fibres.
rope was often used in gas heaters as a heat seal. In this example
the red arrow indicates where you can locate the asbestos seal.
sheeting was used for internal wall cladding. In this example asbestos
was also detected in the cornice and right angled corner joint material.
You can see where it has parted from the wall cladding.
Areas - Bathroom/Ensuite
these examples asbestos was detected in the splash back panels around
the vanity and ensuite.
Areas - Kitchen
sheeting was also used in construction of splash back panels around
kitchen sinks and drain boards.
Areas - Laundry
other common area for asbestos was in splash back panels in laundry