Is LDB Friable or Non-Friable?

Is LDB Friable or Non-Friable?

 

LDB (low density Board) is a deceptive product- it looks exactly the same as non-friable asbestos sheets, however it is softer and can be bent or dented by soft finger pressure. The reason it is softer than normal asbestos cement sheets is that it was made using calcium silicate plaster and contains a higher content of asbestos (70%).

 

 

Previously always treated as a friable product WHSQ now states:

 

A person conducting a business or undertaking planning to remove LDB will need to determine whether the material is friable or non-friable on a case by case basis. Such assessments may only be undertaken by persons who are competent in working with asbestos-containing materials. Where the assessment indicates the LDB is in poor condition and/or could become friable (e.g. breaking up) during the removal process, a class A asbestos removalist must be engaged to safely remove the material.

 

 

Safe Work Australia has also produced a handy guide to identifying LDB and can be found here.

 

 

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