Danger - ASBESTOS

What is Asbestos? General Information

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that resists chemicals and heat. When disturbed, the fibers become airborne, are inhaled through the mouth and nose and become embedded in the lungs. Asbestos is responsible for several serious diseases:

  • Asbestosis, or scarring of the lung tissue
  • Lung, colon, stomach or rectal cancer
  • Mesothelioma, a fatal cancer that develops in the protective lining around the body's internal organs

RedJak 4801 CertifiedStrong, durable and fire resistant, asbestos was widely used in building materials prior to the mid-1980s. As a result, Australia's infrastructure and buildings contain a lot of asbestos. Because the long-term consequences of asbestos exposure can be fatal, it is essential that the removal of Asbestos be done by an experienced, qualified contractor.

RedJak is a licensed asbestos removal contractor specialising in residential, commercial and industrial asbestos removal, disposal and cleanup. Our vehicles are EPA-approved for hauling and disposing of asbestos. Insured, licensed and in compliance with NCS International, we are one of Queensland's premier 'A Class certified' asbestos removal contractors.

There are other factors that make us the preferred contractor for asbestos removal:

  • We are self-supporting in regard to all of the equipment needed for asbestos removal, hauling and disposal.
  • We can handle asbestos removal for any size residential, commercial or industrial site.
  • We handle all phases of asbestos removal, including the initial assessment, removal, hauling and disposal.
  • We employ skilled, highly qualified staff members who are committed to providing excellent customer service in a safe environment.
  • We offer competitive prices.
  • We can streamline arrangements with other industry trades such as carpenters, plumbers and electricians.
  • We are fully insured and have an A-class/supervisors licence
  • Our equipment, including the H-type HEPA rated asbestos vacuum cleaner is correctly maintained
  • As part of our commitment to safety we provide our workers with a Health Surveillance program and professionally certified respirator fit test
  • There is air monitoring during the project and an independent clearance inspection after the project

Asbestos: Licences, Registrations, Certifications and Insurances

Licences
RedJak is licensed for A Class Asbestos Removal which means we can remove both non friable (bonded) and friable asbestos. Our business license details can be confirmed here www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/subjects/asbestos/licence-holders/index.htm

DERM Registration Dealing with hazardous materials, requires specialist trucks and transportation of such materials and wastes to regulated and approved disposal facilities. To execute such transportation requires the holding of government issued permits and registrations for all vehicles engaged in this level of activity. RedJak Services maintains regular registration with Department of Environment Resource Management (DERM)

AS4801 Certification
RedJak is certified Class A Asbestos Removalist and is AS4801 certified.

Under the new harmonised National Workplace Health and Safety regulations, Class A Asbestos Removalists require a safety management system certified to AS4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (AS4801:2001) in order to obtain their Asbestos Removal Licence (except in the Australian Capital Territory), A Class A Asbestos Removal Licence allows the licence holder to remove friable asbestos, non-friable asbestos and asbestos contaminated dust (ACD), while Class B licence holders are restricted to the removal of non-friable asbestos and any associated ACD. Regulation 493(1)(e) specifically requires Class A licence applicants to provide evidence they have a certified safety management system in place, meaning a system that complies with AS4801:2001 and has been formally accredited by an external certification body.

Insurances
RedJak is committed to providing safe and efficient services for our clients. To achieve this we are fully licenced and insured for all types of asbestos removal. providing you, the client, with the security that not only do we have the expertise to complete the project but the project is appropriately insured In addition our management team ensures their knowledge is up to date with the latest industry information, continually updating our practices with the most efficient and innovative options available.

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