Asbestos products are common in most WA buildings constructed more than 25 years ago. Statewide Demolition removes and disposes of non-friable asbestos material according to Work Safe Western Australia, Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety.
Asbestos poses a health risk when asbestos fibres are released into the air and inhaled or ingested. This occurs once a material containing asbestos is broken, starts to deteriorate, or is disturbed in such a way that dust particles containing asbestos are produced.
All types of asbestos can break into fibres so small that once they are in the air, they can remain airborne and be inhaled into the lungs, making it difficult for the body to remove them. This has been known to cause asbestosis, mesothelioma, pleural plaques and lung cancer.
Asbestos must be disposed of at a landfill site that can lawfully receive regulated waste; it is illegal to dispose of asbestos waste in domestic garbage bins. It is also illegal to re-use, recycle or illegally dump asbestos products.
Whenever asbestos is removed, an asbestos clearance certificate is required, due to new laws, whether it is a basic house, or a larger commercial job. Statewide Demolition can arrange for the supply of these.