Category: Asbestos

3 Main Types of Asbestos in Australia

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There are six different types of asbestos materials. We look at the 3 most common types of asbestos materials in Australia and how you can identify them and stay safe. Asbestos is a generic term given to encompass multiple types of different silicate materials. Naturally occurring in the environment, the silicate fibres are all composed… Read more »

Asbestos Removal Gold Coast Cost

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The cost of asbestos removal on the Gold Coast is determined by several different factors. As of 2020, the average asbestos removal cost on the Gold Coast ranges from $50-$150 per square meter depending on the weight, condition, and type of asbestos that needs to be removed. Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring… Read more »

Asbestos Removal Cost

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The cost of asbestos removal in Australia will vary depending on the complexity and size of the project. The nationwide average for asbestos removal in Australia can between $50/m2 to $150/m2 depending on myriad of factors. The most common dynamics that influence the cost of asbestos removal in Australia include the size, location, structural necessity,… Read more »

Asbestos Removal Cost Sydney

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The cost of asbestos removal in Sydney is influenced by a myriad of different factors. As of 2019, the average asbestos removal cost in Sydney ranges from $50-$150 per square meter depending on the weight, condition, and type of asbestos being removed.  Removing asbestos from your Sydney property is an important step towards guaranteeing the… Read more »

Asbestos Removal Cost Brisbane

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Asbestos removal costs in Brisbane are influenced by a number important and changeable factors. In 2019, the average Brisbane asbestos removal cost ranges from $50-$150 per square meter depending on a myriad of factors including volume, type, and condition. Asbestos removal from your Brisbane property is an important step in ensuring the safety and wellbeing… Read more »

Why asbestos import still poses a threat

Why Asbestos Import Still Poses A Threat

Is asbestos currently posing a threat to your business? If you’re like most Australian companies, you’ll say “no”. After all, you don’t use asbestos-contaminated products these days – nobody does, and they don’t even make them anymore, right? Well if you import any goods into the country, you’re at risk. Here’s what the law says… Read more »

Mechanics are increasingly at risk of asbestos exposure

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Asbestos is not a commonly used material in Australian products, but it was popular in the sixties to the eighties, and its effects still impact people to this day. While construction workers have been identified as the most affected by asbestos-related conditions (due to the popularity of asbestos as a building material in the past), an… Read more »

Fire And Asbestos: A Deadly Combination

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A number of properties were evacuated in Glasgow, Scotland, in March 2018 after a fire broke out in the city centre. A firefighter told reporters that the fire had started in the roof of commercial premises and that the smoke contained asbestos. Mask-wearing emergency services directed people away from the area. In Australia in the… Read more »

Why Even Secondhand Exposure To Asbestos Can Be Deadly

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Asbestos has been in the news in the UK recently, with a 2018 article describing how an Essex woman died of asbestos-related mesothelioma after washing her husband’s work clothes for years. His clothes had become impregnated with raw asbestos fibres while he was working in the London Docks in the 1960s. His wife breathed in… Read more »

If asbestos is banned, then why is it still a problem?

Australia is one of 55 countries that currently bans asbestos, but don’t let that fact lull you into a sense of complacency. The ban, which was only fully implemented in 2003, represents the starting point of a journey towards safety that is still in progress. Asbestos-related diseases didn’t stop or taper off with the ban…. Read more »