Perfect Contracting completed hazmat removal work at major Royal Australian Navy base, Garden Island.
Removal of 35t of friable asbestos slab in an old second storey shower block in confined space conditions, hand demolition only;
Removal of 300m2 of lead dust from inside a disused warehouse. Also, 300 bay lights were laden with the toxic dust which needed removal as well;
Removal of 100 lineal metres of lead paint on handrails throughout the same warehouse;
Minor demolition works.
Jackhammering the friable concrete floor into manageable chunks;</p
Handloading chunks into extra tough friable asbestos waste bags, Sealing and double bagging them for extra security;
Carrying chunks up onto the new timber platform;
Washing the bags in the materials shower to capture any friable particles outside the bag;
Handing the bags to another worker in a scissor lift outside the shower block, who would then take them down to a ground level where the skip was;
Gently loading a lined Perfect skip to ensure the bags didn’t break.
Stringent security measures were in place at the base, including daily monitoring by ADF personnel, COVID-19 biosecurity measures, and restrictions on photography and mobile devices.
The tactical gear included a 17m knuckle boom, a medium scissor lift, Perfect’s brand new decontamination unit, skips and hook trucks, and various Hilti demo tools such as the 3000’s.
Thirty days in a HAZMAT suit is tough work, especially in March. But Perfect team did it the way they always do: with the most modern gear, the best training & leadership and a solution-oriented approach. At handover St. Hillier’s and the RAN were more than happy with our workmanship.