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  • Media release

    Handyman fined after using wrecking bar to remove asbestos

    A local handyman has been fined $3,000 for removing 36.8m2 of asbestos from a Paddington home without holding a licence, using a wrecking bar to remove the asbestos in an uncontrolled manner and for disposing of the asbestos in an unsafe manner.

  • News article

    Asbestos Awareness Week 2021

    This Asbestos Awareness Week (22-28 November), we’re showing householders and tradies where they could find asbestos in homes and what they should do to stay safe.

  • Media release

    Unlicensed electrical contractor fined $16,000

    Using Facebook to advertise an air-conditioning installation business over the summer of 2018/19 may have been the undoing for an unlicensed electrician who was recently fined $16,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

  • Media release

    Disgraceful disregard for safety in asbestos work safety fine

    A house painter’s failure to protect his workers and the public from asbestos has been labelled disgraceful by a Brisbane magistrate.

  • News article

    Changes to regulation for low density asbestos board (LBD)

    From 1 May 2021, low density asbestos fibre board will be classed as a friable asbestos containing material and must be removed by a class A licensed removalist.

  • Media release

    Disaster clean-up company fined over asbestos dangers

    A Gold Coast company specialising in disaster clean-up and repair has been fined $6,000 for three offences around working with asbestos, including the removal of more than 10m2 of asbestos containing material (ACM) without holding an asbestos removal licence or authorisation.

  • Media release

    Demolition company fined $6,000

    At a hearing in the Redcliffe Magistrates Court, a local demolitions company has been fined $6,000 for failing in its duty to ensure the health and safety of its employees while they were at work.

  • Media release

    Contravention of a non-disturbance notice and unlawful asbestos removal costs company $7,000 in fines

    At a recent hearing in the Southport Magistrates Court, a local business was fined a total of $7,000 for failing to comply with a non-disturbance notice without reasonable excuse and directing or allowing a worker to remove over 10m2 of asbestos containing material when it didn’t not hold an appropriate licence.

  • Media release

    $16,000 in fines for dodgy demolition of house with asbestos containing material

    At a recent hearing in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court, a company and its two directors were fined $16,000 for not properly demolishing a house which had asbestos containing material (ACM).

  • Media release

    Company director fined after removing asbestos without a license

    At a recent hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, the business owner was fined $2,000 for an offence which occurred on or around 17 May 2019. He was the director of a company which had its asbestos removal license cancelled in July 2018.