Putting up a warning sticker in your switchboard or electrical box that your house may contain asbestos will help alert tradespeople and contractors that asbestos may be found there so they take adequate precautions before any work is carried out safely.
Typically asbestos can be found in many places in Queensland homes.
It's important that homeowners and home renovators plan the renovation work they do.
Licensed asbestos removal contractors can be found in the Yellow Pages by searching under asbestos removal.
Laboratories can analyse building materials for asbestos.
Queensland laws prohibit the use of certain tools and work methods when working with asbestos-containing materials as they can generate dangerous airborne asbestos fibres.
The removal of asbestos containing materials from homes and workplaces has different obligations under different laws.
Wearing the right personal protective equipment is essential to protecting your health when working with asbestos.
It is important that safe work procedures are in place when carrying out asbestos work or asbestos-related work to prevent fibres becoming airborne.
You are obliged to comply with laws about how asbestos can be transport and disposed of.
Find where you can dispose of asbestos at your local government or private asbestos waste facility.
Details of businesses that hold Class A and Class B licences to remove asbestos. A licensed asbestos assessor is required to carry out air monitoring, clearance inspections and issuing clearance certificates for friable asbestos removal.