I’ve recently come across a series of excellent asbestos removal videos on the Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support website (http://gards.org). The videos are from a DVD which is included as part of the “asbestos in the home - removal kit” that is available to Latrobe City council residents to assist them with small asbestos removal jobs. The kit includes instructions, plastic disposal bags, duct tape, disposable coveralls, gloves, respirator etc. all for $20. More about the kit here.
Included with the kit is also a great 11min DVD, which gives an example of how to safely remove asbestos cement(AC) sheeting from a bathroom, from preparation to disposal. GARDS have kindly put up the video on their website for everyone to see… for free. The procedure in these videos, is an excellent guide for home renovators all over Australia, who may encounter asbestos during a renovation or demolition project and would like to know more about safe DIY asbestos removal.
The video is in 7 parts:
- Kit contents
- Suit up
- Asbestos removal
- Clean up and disposal
Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support(GARDS) is a non profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to helping victims and families of asbestos related diseases. They also promote awareness and safe disposal of asbestos products throughout the community and industry. GARDS holds regular meetings (in Newborough, Latrobe Valley Victoria) and accepts tax deductible donations. For more information, check GARDS website http://gards.org