High pressure water cleaning of asbestos cement prohibited

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WorkSafe has issued a safety alert reminding painting professionals and other contractors that high pressure water cleaning of asbestos cement material is prohibited.

WorkSafe is investigating an incident where a registered painter used a high pressure water cleaner on an asbestos cement roof to prepare it for painting. This resulted in the property and neighbouring properties being contaminated by asbestos.

For further information visit the safety alert issued by WorkSafe.

Building and Energy
18 Dec 2018

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