Asbestos Awareness Week 22-28 November 2021
Think twice about asbestos, it’s in 1 in 3 homes
This year’s National Asbestos Awareness Week (22-28 November) campaign asks Australians to Think Twice About Asbestos. The campaign challenges complacency by reminding home renovators and tradespeople that the danger of asbestos is far from over.
Asbestos is still present in millions of homes, as well as public and commercial buildings, across Australia.
In homes built before 1990, asbestos can still be found anywhere. This affects 1 in 3 homes nationwide.
ADSSA is one of hundreds of organisations working towards an Australia free of asbestos-related diseases.
By preventing exposure to asbestos fibres, asbestos-related diseases can be eliminated.
“If you’re considering DIY renovations and maintenance, ‘Get in the know, take it slow and get a pro’.”
“People working on homes built before 1990 can stay safe if they know where asbestos is,
if they don’t disturb or damage it, and if they seek professional help to locate, manage or remove it.”
The National Asbestos Awareness Week campaign promotes the role of licensed asbestos professionals for both home renovators and tradespeople.
Where can asbestos be found?
Find out where asbestos can be in your home. National Asbestos Awareness Week (22-28 November 2021) reminds home renovators and trades that the danger of asbestos is far from over and encourages everyone to Think Twice About Asbestos when doing home renovations or maintenance.