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Asbestos Awareness Week

Asbestos Awareness Week 19-25 November is a great opportunity for home renovators and tradies to find out how to work safely with asbestos materials before starting a job.

If a home was built before 1990, there's a fair chance there will be some asbestos present. It's vital you know where asbestos can be found in homes before you start work so you don't expose yourself or others to asbestos fibres.

The flagship event for the week will be on 22 November at Reddacliff Place in Brisbane, with plenty of opportunities to learn more about asbestos and hear from experts. There will be asbestos safety demonstrations, you'll hear from Safety Advocates Don and Julie Sager, and Channel 7 House Rules winners Luke and Cody Cook will be on hand to take part in a Q and A session about home renovations.

On Saturday 19 October, our inspectors will be at a selection of Bunnings stores to provide advice and hand out information. If your job sometimes involves working with materials which contain asbestos, or you are planning on renovating a home built before 1990, get along to one of these stores:

  • Cannon Hill
  • Carseldine
  • Stafford
  • Burleigh Waters
  • Rockhampton
  • Townsville.

Local councils are encouraged to support Asbestos Awareness Week by hosting their own event. To list your event and to request resources please email safe@oir.qld.gov.au or call 1300 362 128.

Further information

You can find more information and download resources at qld.gov.au/asbestos.

Last updated
08 February 2018

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