In Australia, most homes and workplaces built before 1986 contain asbestos in some form. There are around 3000 different products containing asbestos.
If you are not sure if asbestos is present in your workplace, then you need to have a risk assessment done and an asbestos register completed. Contact an A Class asbestos removalist or an occupational hygienist to carry out the work.
Testing for Asbestos
The best way to find out if it is asbestos is to have it tested by an occupational hygienist or A Class Asbestos Removalist. For home renovators find Asbestos at Home resource on our resources page.
- For testing contact SGC Safety on: 03 6227 2210 or email email@example.com or www.sgcsafety.com.au
- For removal contact Paradigm Tas on: 03 6239 3674 or visit paradigmtas.com.au or search for a list of removalists in your local area.
Asbestos can commonly be found in:
- Oven door seals, heaters and radiators, air conditioning ducts or behind stoves
- Flues on gas appliances
- Acoustic ceilings and ceiling tiles, roof tiles
- Gaskets, Brake and clutch linings
- Some paints and plaster and cement render
- Asbestos-cement electrical fuse boards,
- Floors and brickwork, compressed asbestos panels for floorings
- Fire door insulation, fire blankets
- Insulation around the heating elements in hair dryers
- Lift shafts
- Mill board, cement sheets, pipe insulation, spray insulation, beams and slabs.