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Shadow vacuuming with a H-Class vacuum cleaner

Industry: 
Construction
Runtime: 
8 mins 43 secs

This film provides an overview of shadow vacuuming with a H-Class vacuum cleaner when carrying out asbestos removal and asbestos related work.

Shadow vacuuming with a H-Class vacuum cleaner

This video provides an overview of shadow vacuuming with a H-Class vacuum cleaner.  Visual representations within are examples only and were developed solely for demonstration purposes.

Persons carrying out asbestos removal work and asbestos related work, including shadow vacuuming with a H-Class vacuum cleaner, must be provided the information, training, instruction, supervision necessary to protect all person from risks to their health and safety.

Only H-Class vacuum cleaners can be used for asbestos removal or asbestos related work.  The H in H-Class stands for high hazard.  All H-Class vacuum cleaners must comply with the Class H requirements of Australia and New Zealand Standard number 60335.2.69.

There are a number of make and model of H-Class vacuum cleaners available in Australia with a wide variety of vacuum attachments and tools including dual cowl, like the one shown here that attach to the vacuum hose for local dust extraction.

The use and maintenance instructions for the make and model vacuum and the attachment and tools you are using may be different from those shown in this presentation.  Always refer to the manufacturer’s operating procedures or contact the H-Class vacuum specialist for further advice.

You can use a H-Class vacuum to control the release of airborne asbestos fibres at the source by either shadow vacuuming or local extraction.

For further information and guidance refer to LDB Approved Method Statement 3: Drilling holes up to 30mm in diameter into low density board.

This short film provides an example of using a H-Class vacuum to control the release of airborne asbestos fibres at the source. The film was developed for demonstration purposes only using a new, unused H-Class vacuum in an environment free of asbestos containing material.

Always refer to the manufacturer’s operating procedures and/or contact the H-Class vacuum specialist for further guidance.

This final short film provides an overview of the steps required to clean the H-Class vacuum, the attachments and the tools used. The film was developed for demonstration purposes using a new, unused H-Class vacuum in an environment free of asbestos containing material.

Always refer to the manufacturer’s operating procedures and/or contact the H-Class vacuum specialist for further guidance.