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Asbestos Awareness Week 2021

This Asbestos Awareness Week (22-28 November) 2021 we held a webinar and promoted resources to help householders and tradies locate asbestos in homes and businesses and what they should do to stay safe. In 1990 more than 3000 products containing asbestos were used in the construction of residential homes. If your property was built or renovated before 1990, it is likely to contain products with asbestos in them. Asbestos products in good condition are not a risk, but if they are disturbed, broken, sanded, blasted with high pressure water or cut, they can become harmful. This is when asbestos fibres are released into the air, putting the health of yourself and others at risk. Remember, you cannot see asbestos fibres as they are invisible to the naked eye, but they are still dangerous Check out these resources on how to work safely with asbestos for licensed asbestos removalists, professional tradespeople and DIY home renovators.

Events

Asbestos safety session 2021

The asbestos safety session was held on Wednesday 24 November and covered topics including how to check for and identify asbestos-containing products and how to safely handle and remove them, including new requirements for the removal of low density asbestos fibre board (LDB).

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