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AS 5605-2007


Guide to the safe use of preservative-treated timber

Proposes a guide to the public on the safe use of preservative-treated timber. Proposes precautions and recommendations to be taken into account to reduce the potential health and environmental risks associated with using, handling and disposing of timber treated with waterborne, oil-borne and LOSP preservatives, and glueline additives.
Published: 22/03/2007
Pages: 10
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions
1.5 General
1.6 Identification of preservative-treated timber
1.7 Exposure pathways
1.8 Further reading
2 Waterborne preservative-treated timber
2.1 CCA (copper chrome arsenate)-treated timber
2.1.1 General
2.1.2 Use-site precautions
2.1.3 Handling precautions
2.1.4 Disposal
2.2 Other waterborne preservative-treated timber
3 Oil-borne preservative-treated timber
3.1 General
3.2 Use-site precautions
3.3 Handling precautions
3.4 Disposal
4 Light oil/organic solvent-borne preservative (LOSP)-treated timber
4.1 General
4.2 Use-site precautions
4.3 Handling precautions
4.4 Disposal
5 Glueline additive-treated timber products
5.1 General
5.2 Use-site precautions
5.3 Handling precautions
5.4 Disposal
Amendment control sheet
Cited references in this standard
AS 5605 Supp 4
Supplements—Consumer safety information sheet, Light organic solvent-borne preservatives(LOSP)-treated timber
AS 5605 Supp 5
Supplements—Consumer safety information sheet, Creosote- or pigment-emulsified creosote(PEC)-treated timber
Timber - Preservative-treated - Sawn and round
AS 5605 Supp 3
Supplements—Consumer safety information sheet, Copper azole-treated timber
AS 5605 Supp 2
Supplements—Consumer safety information sheet, Alkaline copper quaternary(ACQ)-treated timber
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