Today is National Asbestos Awareness Day, a day in which homeowners, renovators, tradies, and handymen need to be aware of how to protect themselves and their families/co-workers from exposure to dangerous asbestos fibers.
The Asbestos Awareness team visited Darling Harbour in Sydney today to promote awareness, specifically:
1 in 3 homes in Australia contains some form of asbestos building materials.
The risk to families is when asbestos building materials are disturbed or damaged as this can release dangerous dust and fibers that can be inhaled.
There are legal and safety requirements for the management of asbestos. Follow the regulations.
The cost of removal and disposal by a licensed professional is comparable in price to other licensed services such as plumbing.
For more on National Asbestos Awareness Day & to complete a 20 point asbestos check, visit the Asbestos Awareness website here.
The Donesafe Team.