The Correct Use of CCA Treated information
We stock and sell CCA treated timbers and they have been used for over 70 Years in Australia and around the world.
All of our CCA products are genine Koppers products and they provide us all the information you would need to use this product safely.
The information has been taken directly from the Koppers Website to help you understand the product and where it should be used.
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The APVMA are satisfied that CCA is still an effective and safe option for all other applications. Koppers logs are safe to use in the following applications:-
The APVMA confirms in its report that exposure to arsenic from treated timber is lower than that from many sources found in water and food. Arsenic also occurs naturally in all soils. Arsenic is the twentieth most common element in the earth’s crust and is present in very small quantities in almost everything we eat and drink. The APVMA has calculated that our normal, daily dietary intake of arsenic is 4.5 times more than expected exposure through contact with CCA-treated timber surfaces. Even when these two possible sources of arsenic are added together, the total is three times less than the daily allowable amounts set by the World Health Organisation.
Regulatory government bodies are not requiring a removal or dismantling of existing structures. It is, however, recommended that householders apply a sealant or penetrating surface coating to existing CCA treated structures that have frequent human contact.
The following health and safety practices are recommended for both treated and untreated timber:-
CCA treated timber is not a hazardous waste. Trade and domestic users should dispose of off-cuts and redundant pieces through normal waste collection services.
Disposal: Domestic users should dispose of off-cuts and redundant pieces through normal waste collection services. Trade or industrial manufacturers generating larger volumes of treated wood waste may require approval from their local waste services authority or council. Do not use for composting or mulching. Do not burn as a means of disposal.
Koppers treated wood products are protected against decay and termites by impregnation with Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority approved wood preservatives. Treated wood is safe to use providing that common sense precautions and handling guidelines are followed. This information is provided in the interest of consumer safety and for appropriate use of the product.
Koppers treated wood products are durable and versatile building materials. The following tips will help you get the best results with your treated wood project.
You will never regret the small additional cost of taking these steps when you appreciate the long term benefits of durable outdoor structures using Koppers treated timber.