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Asbestos: a guide for minor renovation cover
Asbestos: a guide for minor renovation (5.65 MB)

Find out how to handle, remove and dispose of asbestos safely and legally in Queensland.

Containment and disposal of asbestos contaminated dust and debris guide cover
Containment and disposal of asbestos contaminated dust and debris arising from fire damaged buildings (2.89 MB)

This guidance note provides information on the management of fire damaged buildings that have asbestos containing materials (ACMs).

Posters

Asbestos awareness poster cover
Asbestos Awareness Week 2018 - advocates (4.41 MB)

Asbestos Awareness Ambassador, Trevor Gillmeister, and safety advocates, Julie and Don Sager.

Asbestos Awareness Week 2018 - bike poster
Asbestos Awareness Week 2018 - bike (5.87 MB)

The impact isn't immediate.

Play it safe with asbestos poster
Play it safe with asbestos (2.46 MB)

Check before you start - don’t risk exposing yourself or others to airborne fibres.

Is that asbestos? (2.8 MB)

Take precautions to avoid an expensive clean-up bill and minimise exposure to yourself and others.

Common locations of materials containing asbestos in a house with a tiled roof (3.51 MB)

Example of a house with a concrete or clay (terracotta) tiled roof poster.

Common locations of materials containing asbestos in a 1970s house poster
Common locations of materials containing asbestos in a 1970s house (2.77 MB)

Example of a house built in the 1970s poster.

Common locations of materials containing asbestos in a commercial building poster
Common locations of materials containing asbestos in a commercial building (3.46 MB)

Example of a commercial building poster.

Prohibited use of water blasters (203.54 KB)

It is illegal to use a high pressure water blaster on asbestos cement roofs, fences and walls.

Fact sheets

Asbestos and fire damaged buildings (398.26 KB)

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fibre that was used in many building materials until the late 1980s, such as asbestos cement (fibro).

Cleaning asbestos cement roofs (222.65 KB)

Cleaning a fibro roof with a high pressure water blaster is illegal as it can destroy the roof surface, cause cement debris and asbestos to spray into the air, and result in widespread contamination.

Handling asbestos safely after a storm (249.91 KB)

It is essential to protect yourself and others when removing debris particularly when asbestos is concerned.

Is it safe? Cracked, damaged or weathered asbestos cement sheeting (49.58 KB)

Asbestos cement sheeting is a building material used in many Queensland houses. If a house was built before 1990, it is likely to have some asbestos cement sheeting in it.

Management of asbestos incidents (693.76 KB)

Guide to agency response and management of events involving asbestos containing material (asbestos incident).

Maintenance, inspection and testing of H-Class vacuum cleaners (932 KB)

The best way to clean up asbestos contaminated dust and small pieces of debris is by using an H-class industrial vacuum followed by a wet-wipe of any surfaces. It is important that these vacuums are regularly maintained, inspected and tested.

Preventing goods or materials containing asbestos being supplied to workplaces in Queensland (525.99 KB)

Businesses importing material must ensure products do not contain asbestos. The importation of asbestos is regulated at the Australian border.

Play it safe with asbestos: tips for property managers (251.26 KB)

Play it safe when repairing or renovating rental properties.

Asbestos health risks (267.47 KB)

This guidance note is about the hazards that asbestos presents to human health through occupational exposure and/or environmental exposure.