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Asbestos advice for Tradies

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One in three homes contains asbestos

Going to a job? Follow three simple steps to be asbestos ready.


Is the home built before 1990? Asbestos was used in more than 3000 building materials and you can’t tell just by looking at them. Use our asbestos checker to see where asbestos can be found around the home.

Step 2 —Plan ahead

Your clients will appreciate a professionally planned job. Asbestos is dangerous when disturbed, so you shouldn’t remove asbestos yourself. Fibres from disturbed, damaged or deteriorating asbestos are easily inhaled and can be a health risk. Plan ahead for asbestos to keep the worksite safe. It’ll also help avoid delays and unexpected cost blow outs.

Step 3 — Call in a licensed asbestos professional

Please don’t risk your health or anyone else’s. A licensed asbestos professional will provide advice on how to protect everyone’s health and help you to proceed safely.

Find your nearest licensed asbestos professional.