National Asbestos Awareness Week

National Asbestos Awareness Week (21 – 27 November 2022) is organised by the Australian Government’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, in partnership with state and territory government agencies and non-government organisations This year’s National Asbestos Awareness Week (NAAW) campaign reminds “Australians to Think Twice About Asbestos. Asking home occupiers and tradespeople to ‘do things the…

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Asbestos in a Strata Property – Your Duty of Care

For many years Asbestos was a popular construction material because it was cheap, abundant as well as resistant to heat and corrosion. However, the use of asbestos was banned in 2003 as the serious health risks from the inhalation of asbestos fibres is now widely understood. WHS Legislation The Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011…

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Warning! Use of High-Pressure Water Spray Equipment on Asbestos Roofs

The QLD Government has issued a warning on the use of high-pressure water spray equipment on asbestos roofs after two separate incidents in August. “In August 2021, as part of cleaning, sealing & painting at a house residence, a home maintenance business used high pressure water spray equipment on an asbestos cement roof. Asbestos contaminated…

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