November is National Asbestos Awareness Month is Australia’s leading multi award-winning asbestos awareness and community education campaign in the prevention of asbestos-related diseases.

With asbestos-related diseases continuing to increase among Australians as a direct result of exposure to asbestos fibres during home renovations or in the workplace; the importance of increasing awareness and educating Australians on how to manage asbestos safely in accordance with regulations cannot be overstated.

With 1 in every 3 Australian homes containing asbestos, Tradies and handymen who work on domestic properties are more likely to come across asbestos every day of their working life so it’s vital they learn to identify and manage asbestos safely.

Even if you’ve worked with asbestos before and not been concerned about managing it safely, it’s time to take the warning seriously and learn where asbestos might be located on the job and how to manage it safely!

Many tradespersons and workers including labourers and handymen can expect to encounter products made from asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in their day-to-day work.  And while regulations on asbestos management can vary in each State and Territory, we have developed some guidelines to help Tradies and those working on domestic and commercial properties manage asbestos safely to minimise the risks to their health and the health of colleagues, families and bystanders.


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