It’s likely you’ll come across asbestos in your day-to-day electrical work as it was commonly used in electrical switchboards of domestic houses and commercial buildings constructed prior to 1990.
Asbestos products can be found in internal and external building materials, including walls, soffits and switchboards. Switchboard panels and meter boards may contain asbestos if they were constructed or imported before 1 January 2004.
Join us on Tuesday 22 November 2022 for a free livestreamed safety session as part of Asbestos Awareness Week (21-27 November).
Find out about the safe management of asbestos in Queensland, new requirements for low density asbestos fibre board, the dangers of using high-pressure water blasters on asbestos products, and Julie and Don Sager’s heartbreak of losing their son, Adam to mesothelioma.
Download and share our new asbestos resources
What not to do with asbestos (PDF, 90.44 KB)
Asbestos fibres are invisible to the naked eye. Here are a few risky jobs that you should never do with asbestos.
Identifying asbestos products inside (PDF, 92.31 KB)
Asbestos products were often used in construction before 1990. Here are some identifiers on where you may find it inside your home.
Identifying asbestos products outside (PDF, 87.74 KB)
Asbestos products were often used in construction before 1990. Here are some identifiers on where you may find it outside your home.
Where asbestos may be found in bathrooms (PDF, 87.56 KB)
There are a number of places where you may find asbestos products in your bathroom.
Visit asbestos.qld.gov.au and find out more about asbestos and how to work safety with it.