Asbestos Safety & Facts

Asbestos, a building material used extensively for decades, is found in nearly one third of all Australian homes. If your house, office, or factory was constructed before 1990, it likely contains asbestos, from the roof to the flooring, including windows, bathrooms, garages, and fences.

Regrettably, it has been scientifically confirmed that asbestos causes a variety of respiratory illnesses such as emphysema, lung cancer, and other breathing problems, often leading to death. Fine asbestos fibres can lodge deep into the lungs or digestive tract, and once trapped, the body cannot expel them, leading to serious and life-threatening diseases.

Asbestos is so hazardous that contaminated building materials and removal tools cannot be decontaminated. Personal protective equipment and sheeting must be disposed of at designated areas. Therefore, asbestos should only be removed by a licensed professional service.

If you have any concerns or suspicions, contact a specialist service like VLM Group to identify the presence of asbestos. We can also arrange for a qualified consultant to conduct an assessment and send samples to a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory for asbestos content analysis.

Remember, never risk your safety or that of others by attempting to remove asbestos yourself. It is illegal to dispose of asbestos waste in domestic garbage bins, recycle, or illegally dump asbestos products. Asbestos must be taken to a designated facility that can lawfully receive hazardous asbestos waste.

In short, leave all asbestos handling to experts. Call VLM Group now on 1300 030 323, and we will address all your asbestos removal needs promptly and safely.

If you’re seeking professional, friendly, and diligent service, VLM Group is your top choice. We prioritize the safety of our clients and staff, with our trained team always wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE) and isolating the work area with specially lined plastic sheeting designed to contain dangerous asbestos material and fibres without impacting the environment. We remove asbestos quickly and safely, allowing you to proceed with renovations without safety concerns.

At VLM Group, we adhere to specific safety procedures, including conducting a job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) before every job. Our safety measures during asbestos removal include:

  • Using warning signs and barriers to isolate the area
  • Closing all windows and doors on site to minimise dust spread
  • Wearing approved suits and respirators at all times
  • Removing asbestos sheets with minimal breakage
  • Wrapping and sealing all asbestos material for safe disposal