Friable asbestos material is any material that contains asbestos and is in the form of a powder, or can be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure when dry. Examples of friable asbestos include:
- sprayed limpet
- asbestos cloth and rope
- pipe lagging
- boiler lagging.
Any asbestos cement products that have been subjected to weathering, or damaged by hail, fire or water blasting, are considered to be friable asbestos and an asbestos removal contractor with a WorkCover licence for friable asbestos is required for its removal.
Working With Asbestos Guide 2008
If you need asbestos removed, contact Australian Enviro Services.