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1 Jan 1970

What Should You Do If You've Been Exposed To Asbestos?

More often than not, asbestos is often thought of as a thing of the past. And while it has been banned in Australia since 2003, the reality is that asbestos is still found in many buildings and products. Asbestos was a heavily used material for insulation products, tiling, fencing, guttering, and more. 

Identifying Asbestos In Your Property: What You Need To Know

If your property was built in the early 60s up until the late 80s, chances are, asbestos is present in it. Asbestos was widely used as a construction and insulation material before it was banned in 2003. In fact, the Australian government's Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency reports that one-third of all Australian homes contain asbestos products. Even if your property was built after this period, building materials that have been recycled may still contain asbestos.

Hazardous Materials Risk Assessments

Hazardous materials risk assessments and surveys detail the location and condition of asbestos and other hazardous materials that may be disturbed during demolition or refurbishment works on a building, structure, ship or plant where asbestos is fixed or installed.

Asbestos in the Home

Asbestos fibres were widely used in building materials before the mid-1980s. If your house was built or renovated before the mid-1980s, it is likely to have been constructed using asbestos containing building materials.