Asbestos can be found in many places in Queensland. In homes, vehicles and plant, within electrical switchboards and meters and products used in buildings.
Typically asbestos can be found in many places in Queensland homes.
Asbestos minerals are commonly found around the world in certain types of rock and soils.
Check out the product gallery to see photos of asbestos products commonly used in buildings and plant.
The use of asbestos in vehicles and plant has been banned throughout Australia.
Switchboard panels and meter boards may contain asbestos containing materials if they were constructed or imported before 1 January 2004.
Guidance on asbestos safety for trades and contractors involved in maintenance, repair or renovation work of concrete pool shells.
Laboratories can analyse building materials for asbestos.
An asbestos register is required for workplace buildings unless constructed after 31 December 1989 and no asbestos is present.
An asbestos management plan must be written in relation to identified or assumed asbestos or asbestos-containing material, and for naturally occurring asbestos at a workplace.