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- Asbestos disturbance
- Working Outdoors
- Arrival On-site & Assess On-site Conditions
- Work Area Set-up
- Manual Tasks
- Removing Small Sections (<10sqm) of ACM
- Removing Small Sections (<10sqm) of Asbestos Cement Sheeting
- Removing Small Sections (<10sqm) of Floor Tiles Containing Asbestos
- Removing Small Sections (<10sqm) of Bituminous Products, (i.e. roofing felt or roll roofing products)
- Removing Small Sections (<10sqm) of Ceiling Tiles Containing Asbestos
- Removing Small Sections (<10sqm) of Lagging on Pipework/Plant Containing Asbestos
- Working with Powered & Non-powered Tools on Asbestos
- Drilling Asbestos
- Paint/Repaint ACM
- Collection & Disposing of Asbestos Waste
- On Completion
- Emergency Response
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Asbestos Safe Handling (< 10 sqm.) SWMS SWMS | Safe Work Method Statement
This Asbestos Safe Handling (< 10 sqm.) Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers hazards and controls when working with or removing small amounts non-friable asbestos less than 10 m2 in area. (No licence required).
This SWMS should be used for minor work in which asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are encountered in the workplace. Examples may be drilling into, painting or replacing a small section of non-friable asbestos sheeting wall or removing non-friable asbestos lagging for a pipe repair.
This SWMS covers High-Risk Construction Work (HRCW) controls related to:
Additional controls are included for Electrical Equipment, Slips, Trips & Falls, Hazardous Substances, Hazardous Manual Tasks, Outdoor Work & Environmental Considerations.
This SWMS does not cover the removal of friable asbestos, or non-friable asbestos greater than 10sqm, or working with asbestos friction materials such as brake pads.
Job Steps Covered in Asbestos Safe Handling (< 10 sqm.) SWMS:
(includes potential hazards & control measures).
Asbestos Safe Handling (< 10 sqm.) Safe Work Method Statement Includes
Risk Assessment Matrix | Hierarchy of Controls | PPE Requirements | Emergency Response
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