It is essential to protect yourself and others when removing debris, particularly when asbestos is concerned. The following procedure will help you to safely cleanup after a storm.
The equipment used will be influenced by what is readily available following a storm event.
Always wear personal protective equipment when cleaning up debris that may contain asbestos.
Protect yourselves from other potential dangers after a storm, such as fallen power lines and control the risk of falling from heights if on a roof.
Before picking up any asbestos containing material (ACM) debris, access to the area should be restricted by closing gates or doors and erecting signage or tape.
If there is insufficient time to clean up the area immediately, several tasks should be completed as soon as possible.
Remove hand jewellery such as watches and rings.