When it comes to demolition in Sydney, safety should always be a top priority. Demolishing a structure is not just about tearing it down; it’s also about handling the potentially hazardous materials that may be lurking within. Australian standards emphasise the importance of safe and responsible demolition practices. In this blog, we’ll explore five hazardous materials commonly encountered during demolition in Sydney and the proper methods for their safe disposal.
Asbestos is perhaps one of the most well-known hazardous materials in the construction industry, and it was widely used in Australia until December 2003. When demolishing older structures, there’s a significant risk of encountering asbestos-containing materials like roofing, insulation, and siding. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can lead to severe health issues, including lung cancer and asbestosis.
Safe Disposal – Prior to any demolition, a thorough asbestos survey should be conducted. If asbestos is found, it must be carefully …