New asbestos laws in effect from 18 June 2007 for homeowners, renovators and owner builders
From the 18 June 2007 there are new asbestos laws that will affect homeowners, owner builders and do-it-yourself renovators.
These new laws are to protect you, your family and your neighbours from possible health risks caused by asbestos during renovation and building work. The laws provide information on what asbestos is, the health risks of asbestos, what it looks like and where you could find it and how to work with asbestos safely.
Important changes include:
A copy of the new laws is available here.
This section provides you with information about how to legally and safely work with asbestos from your home.
While the chance of inhaling asbestos fibres increases when renovating, the risk to your health is very low if you take the necessary safety precautions.
Look after your health and the health of your family and neighbours by making sure you follow the law and our safety tips whenever you work with asbestos.
Remember, before starting a DIY job with asbestos consider:
For further information please call 1300 QH info (1300 744 636) or click here.