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Asbestos Duty Holders – The Course Basics from Safe Work Australia

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Safe Work Australia recently held a seminar to explain the risks associated with asbestos removal and the presence of asbestos in the home. 
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral substance that is usually found in the sediment, oil, or rock formation. Due to its favourable construction properties, asbestos was once widely used and considered to be a very helpful building product for gaskets, friction materials, and a number of insulation products around the home.
The following video from WorkSafe Australia highlights the key responsibilities of those who hold a duty holder licence under the work health and safety act in Australia. According to Safe Work Australia the five steps to managing and controlling asbestos used in the workplace include:
·You must have an asbestos management plan in place before acting ·You must have an asbestos register in your name or your company name ·You must hold the right training and licensing which can be found from TAFE or a registered training facilit…

DIY Asbestos Removal in Sydney

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If you are planning on removing asbestos from your property, it is advisable that you use the licensed asbestos removal us to handle and dispose of the materials. 
For residents of Sydney in New South Wales, you are permitted to remove up to 10 square metres of bonded asbestos materials. For those who plan on removing more than 10 square meters, you must either hire a qualified asbestos removal specialist or obtain a new South Wales safe work bonded asbestos removal licence yourself by attending a TAFE course.
Loose or friable asbestos materials cannot be removed by an unlicensed person in any scenario. It's important to remember that asbestos materials can only be removed when they are in in a non-friable state.
Is It Safe to Remove Asbestos Yourself?
Removing Asbestos materials, yourself is fraught with risk. If you decide that you are going to move asbestos material from your property yourself, you need to take proper precautions to avoid exposing yourself all your neighbours to an…

Asbestos Exposure in the Home

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Asbestos induced poisoning remains one of the largest killers in the construction industry in 2019. If you believe that your home may be affected by my asbestos, here is what you can do to ensure that you are not putting your family or yourself in harm's way.


As a general rule, houses that were built during the 1970s and 1980s are likely to have been constructed using some sort of asbestos-containing materials these homes are likely to contain asbestos in the floor tiles, roof shingles, flashing copper pipe cement, insulation, chimney, ceiling tiles copper sheeting, fireplaces come on and just to name a few. For homes built after 1990 it is still possible that your home does contain some asbestos-related material. in Australia come out it wasn't until 2003 that asbestos-containing materials but completely banned from importation and use nationwide.


Asbestos becomes the risk to humans when it is airborne. That means that asbestos in a bonded state actually not seems to be harmful…