If you are thinking about renovating, you must be aware of asbestos. It is important for home owners and renovators to be aware of how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home.

Asbestos was used in the manufacture of more than 3000 building and decorator products.  Because of widespread use, asbestos-containing products can be found in any home built or renovated prior to 1990 and in any commercial and non-residential property built or refurbished prior to 2004.

Importantly, if you suspect you have asbestos, Dont cut it! Don’t drill it! Don’t drop it! Don’t sand it! Don’t saw it! Don’t scrape it! Don’t scrub it! Don’t dismantle it! Don’t tip it! Don’t waterblast it! Don’t demolish it! And whatever you do… Don’t dump it!

The Asbestos Awareness website is Australia’s leading comprehensive online resource dedicated to educating homeowners, renovators, tradies and rural and commercial property owners on how to manage asbestos safely in the prevention of asbestos-related diseases and was developed in association with leading health, building and asbestos management experts and government bodies in line with regulations.