Hazardous Materials & Asbestos Removals

Hazardous Materials & Asbestos Removals

We provide hazardous materials and asbestos removals Australia wide, undertaking projects in diverse locations from inner city highrise structures to remote site decommissioning of industrial and mine site infrastructure. Our approach to project delivery is based on strict adherence to all regulatory requirements to ensure safe delivery from the perspective of people and the environment. A capacity to provide clients with a fully integrated service that reduces project risk is a core capability for us and as holders of an A Class Asbestos Removal Licence, we are fully equipped to undertake all types of asbestos removal across Australia.
Managing the risks associated with removal of hazardous materials and asbestos is an integral part of daily operations at DEMEX and by necessity we take appropriate risk management measures to prevent harm and deliver projects safely without compromising budget and schedule.

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Safety first in hazmat and asbestos removal


As a contractor for hazmat and asbestos removal with over twenty licensed technicians, we ensure all team members are qualified in accordance with regulatory requirements and receive ongoing hazmat and asbestos training as changes are made to work practices.


A Class certified for asbestos removal


Among the certifications and accreditations we have in place to meet demolition health, safety, and environmental standards are:

  • Certificate training for technicians
  • Monitoring of technicians’ health
  • Works supervised by qualified supervisor
  • Independent third party oversight of works as an additional risk management measure
  • Environmental monitoring 
  • Risk management planning and procedures, including for unexpected finds and decontamination 
  • Functioning personal protective equipment
  • Safe disposal of waste in accordance with legislative requirements.

Having completed hundreds of demolition projects involving HAZMAT and asbestos removal, we have established DEMEX as a leader, both in Queensland and across Australia. We have always maintained transparent and timely communication with regulators as a demonstration of our commitment to doing the right thing by our clients, our people, the community, and the environment.


We stay ahead of asbestos and silicosis research


Understanding that new developments in safety practices are continually emerging, we remain abreast of industry developments and research produced in Australia and internationally by key asbestos-related organisations, such as Safe Work Australia, The Mesothelioma Centre, and the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency. Our people receive training refreshers in keeping with regulatory requirements to ensure they understand safe work practices with respect to removal of asbestos and hazardous materials. This training, together with robust systems and detailed project planning form the basis of our overall approach to safely removing asbestos and hazardous materials during project delivery.


What sets us apart from other HAZMAT and asbestos removal contractors?


When it comes to HAZMAT and asbestos removal contractors, we apply the most stringent measures to provide peace of mind for our clients and team. With the potential for harm ever present we:

  • Ensure our team has relevant certifications for friable and non-friable asbestos removal and renew these as required
  • Carry out annual health monitoring for asbestos removal employees
  • Ensure mask fit tests are conducted for each employee involved in removal works.
  • Have only trained employees engaged in asbestos removal on demolition projects
  • Have sourced independent assessment of the asbestos present on a project
  • Identify the safest methods for removal and planned suitable control measures that ensure risks are eliminated. 
  • Ensure third party assessments are carried out for clearance of asbestos

There is no one size fits all solution in the world of asbestos removal, and we will invest the time, effort, and resources required to provide a tailored solution that completes your project safely. 


Licensed asbestos removal capability


We recognise every project is unique and formulate our approach accordingly, bringing our skills, experience, and professionalism to deliver successful outcomes on time and within budget. Our  licensed asbestos removal capability includes:


  • Commercial and industrial demolition asbestos removal
  • Removal of asbestos from roofing, wall sheeting, fences, tiles and other materials, including putty, electrical boards and adhesives 
  • Removal of asbestos contaminated dust (ACD)
  • Removal of asbestos pipe lagging and re-insulation
  • Remediation of asbestos and other soil contaminants
  • Domestic asbestos removal and strip outs
  • Repair and encapsulation of asbestos lined walls
  • Removal and transport of waste to approved facilities
  • Management and removal of synthetic mineral fibres (SMF) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)
  • Management and handling of asbestos contaminated soil.

Every demolition project should consider the risk of asbestos and in project terms, it’s never too soon to make it a priority and move it to the forefront of project risk and safety management.


Project delivery across diverse sectors

DEMEX is a specialist remediation and rehabilitation contractor for industrial, mining, gas, and commercial development sites, including hazmat, acid sulphate soil, mould removal, and mould treatment.

Industrial & Mining

  • Mine infrastructure

  • Power stations

  • Industrial manufacturing plants

  • Post disaster clean up


  • Schools and educational facilities

  • Hospitals

  • Office buildings

  • Commercial warehouses

  • Retail shopping malls

Specialist industrial demolition contractor for every stage of the asset lifecycle

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