Asbestos Removal Kit

Published on 02 November 2017

ASBESTOS REMOVAL KIT

MEDIA RELEASE

Gannawarra Shire Council now has Asbestos Removal Kits available for the community to purchase.

Mayor Brian Gibson welcomes the Asbestos Removal kit saying the kit ensures safe and legal disposal of small amounts of asbestos.

“The kit can be used for the removal of small quantities of less than 10m² of non-friable asbestos and contains important equipment and instructions to reduce the risk of exposing yourself and others to asbestos fibres,” Mayor Gibson explains.

The removal kit contains disposable asbestos bags, plastic sheeting, caution stickers, barrier tape, atomiser spray bottle, cloths, PVA glue and personal protective equipment including respiratory protection, disposable overalls, gloves and over boots. An instructional DVD is also included in the kit.

“When removing asbestos it is important to protect your health and comply with legislation. For quantities over 10m² please ensure you use a licenced asbestos removalist,” advises Mayor Gibson.

The cost of the Asbestos Removal Kit is $85 which can be paid via Council’s Customer Service offices. The kit can then be collected from the Kerang Transfer Station.

For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website www.gsc.vic.gov.au

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Date: 2 November 2017

Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627