Training Resources

Currently we Offer Two Training Powerpoint presentations for use by Training Organisations. One is based on our popular book “Identifying Asbestos In Your Home” and the other is as “Asbestos Awareness” presentation. Example of one of the Slides from our Asbestos...

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Asbestos Management Excuses

A PCBU “must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all asbestos or ACM at the workplace is identified by a competent person or assume its presence” also “must, where asbestos has been identified at the workplace, ensure an asbestos management plan is...

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Asbestos In Electrical Boxes

Most people still aren’t aware of the fact that asbestos was frequently used in older-style electrical fuse and meter boxes. For example, electrical backing boards were manufactured containing asbestos as a fire retardant and to resist electrical arcing. Common...

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A Quick Renovation & Asbestos

A Simple Reno and Asbestos I’m an investor, I’m also a guy who inspects buildings for asbestos for a living. I’ve been doing it for 29 years- I’ve only been dabbling in investing for 10 years. So you have purchased your investment property and now you want to save a...

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Asbestos and developing a Block

Yes you looked at that new deal – demolition, followed by split the block and sell one and build a house on the other. The financials look good but hang on the building inspector mentioned something about asbestos in the building to be demolished! Shouldn’t be a...

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Asbestos Around The Yard

Asbestos Around the Yard In our past blog posts, we’ve talked about some fairly common places to find asbestos: like in your floor covering, drains, roof and fences. But because of its varied beneficial properties, asbestos was used in many other places throughout...

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G20 Fail…..Again

Eight of the G20 countries once again failed to ban asbestos. Biggest culprit is the United States who should be leading the way the rest of them Brazil, China India, Indonesia, Mexico Russia & Canada all have poor Workplace Safety regarding asbestos although with...

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Chinese word for Asbestos

 I'm not a language expert let's get that straight up front. Often when doing a site inspection I may be called upon to explain to people what I am looking for and this can be difficult with people who have English as a second language. I often get puzzled looks from...

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Importation of Asbestos into Australia

Twenty years ago when I had to have made Asbestos Caution signs in 6 different languages for an Australian client in Adelaide I found that the Chinese don't have a word for asbestos. So you can ask for written guarantees from importers till the cows come home if the...

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Asbestos at Port Pirie Smelters

Seriously, I remember doing daily asbestos monitoring and clearance inspection runs to the smelters from Adelaide to Port Pirie 25 years ago for asbestos removals works, sometimes overnight depending on the job, some things they never learn from..... back...

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New Zealand Asbestos Law Changes

This is pretty big for New Zealand as of 1st of October they are banning the importation of asbestos containing materials. This follows on New Zealand back in April adopting Asbestos Management Plan and Register Laws similar to Australia's. Why this is so big is...

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Asbestos Inspection Newcastle

Leading Asbestos Inspections In Newcastle At Asbestos Audits we have over twenty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings. You can be confident of your asbestos survey or audit results as we use only NATA...

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Asbestos Inspection Darwin

Leading Asbestos Inspections In Darwin At Asbestos Audits we have over twenty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings. You can be confident of your asbestos survey or audit results as we use only NATA accredited...

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Asbestos Inspection Canberra

Leading Asbestos Inspections In Canberra At Asbestos Audits we have over twenty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings. You can be confident of your asbestos survey or audit results as we use only NATA...

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Asbestos Inspection Adelaide

Leading Asbestos Inspections In Adelaide At Asbestos Audits we have over twenty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings. You can be confident of your asbestos survey or audit results as we use only NATA...

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Asbestos Inspection Melbourne

Leading Asbestos Inspections In Melbourne At Asbestos Audits we have over twenty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings. You can be confident of your asbestos survey or audit results as we use only NATA...

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Asbestos Inspection Sydney

Leading Asbestos Inspections In Sydney At Asbestos Audits we have over twenty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings. You can be confident of your asbestos survey or audit results as we use only NATA accredited...

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Asbestos Inspection Perth

Leading Asbestos Inspections In Perth At Asbestos Audits we have over twenty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings. You can be confident of your asbestos survey or audit results as we use only NATA accredited...

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Asbestos Surveys Adelaide

Leading Asbestos Inspections In Adelaide At Asbestos Audits we have thirty years experience at inspecting and reporting on the presence of asbestos in buildings. You can be confident of your asbestos survey or audit results as we use only NATA accredited...

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Asbestos As healing Crystals…AGAIN

Back in 2012 we found a supplier to crystal healing shops supplying raw asbestos rock to smaller shops. These rocks were being sold as healing rock which could be carved by the purchaser and were supposedly good for MS and lung diseases ( I kid you not). We contacted...

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Asbestos In Museums

Everywhere I go I see asbestos. You're not supposed to be defined by your job but I can't help it. Just wanted to mention our museums the volunteers at theses places do awesome jobs of protecting our heritage but often they are unknowingly being exposed to asbestos....

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Mr Fluffy Asbestos & Ripley

We were recently consulted regarding ways to clean out or remediate houses that have been sprayed with asbestos in the roof and had removal works carried out. Having been involved in a lot of sprayed asbestos removal works over the years you can't imagine how...

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Hello my Name is Brian Sketcher and I plan on running excerpts from my lastest book "Electricians Guide To Asbestos" in this series of blogs. This book is available in printed, mobi(kindle) epub or pdf for "i" devices or android devices from our website...

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Asbestos in Mulch

Happy New Year Once again asbestos has been found in mulch. This was in early December in Gladstone. Building material and building site recycling is  a good thing but people must stop and consider what they area recycling........ is it or does it have asbestos...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you out there and hope you have a happy and Safe Christmas and New Years. I've already had queries from people doing a quick bathroom reno on their xmas break about "is that asbestos" well the answer is if it was built pre 1984 it probably...

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High School Asbestos

How many of you were exposed to asbestos at high school? Lets see in my high school which was new in 1979 it was completely clad in unpainted asbestos cement sheeting. Then there's the asbestos desks in science, chemistry and tech studies. If you went to an older...

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Asbestos Pits

Once again evidence of not up to scratch asbestos pits removal have been found in the Morayfield Caboolture Area North of Brisbane. Remember these pits are not just used for telecommunication work but also electrical and traffic light signal pits so they are...

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Fire Wallets

Really.... of all the dumb things out there that use asbestos Heres another one just discovered being brought into Australia http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1004149 Although after finding it in healing crystals I shouldn't be suprised....

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An Angle Grinder And A Hammer

My Father always taught me there wasn't much around the house that couldn't be fixed (one way or another) with the use of an angle grinder ( to cut out the problem) and a hammer ( to bash the replacement back in). If you have a relative  ( Dad, Grandad, Son, Brother)...

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Low Density Asbestos Board is Friable

The Qld State Government continues to insist that low density asbestos board is not friable despite other states and government bodies recognising that it is. I have seen and posted images of this material showing what it is like and it is definitely friable. The...

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NSW Waives levy on asbestos waste

To stop illegal dumping the NSW Government will waive the waste levy for asbestos disposal. The Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council in particular should take note considering BCC refuses to take asbestos waste 

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New Federal Asbestos Agency

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has been established to provide a national focus on asbestos issues which go beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health issues. The Agency has broad functions including: encouraging, coordinating,...

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New Presentations

After our Book releases we have created two presentations for training  and Asbestos Awareness. The First is based on our book 'Identifying Asbestos In Your Home" and is aimed at home renovators. The second entitled "Asbestos Awareness" is for those businesses or...

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New Book Release

We are proud to release our next book "Electricians Guide To Asbestos". Following from our first book it was planned to do a series of books over a number of years aimed at the various trade groups. This plan was brought forward with Comcare (Federal Government...

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Unusual Places to Find Asbestos in Your Home

In our past blog posts, we’ve talked about some fairly common places to find asbestos: like in your flooring, drains, roof and fences. But because of its varied beneficial properties, asbestos was used in many other places throughout houses built before 1990. Let’s...

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The use of Asbestos in roofing

One of the most common areas to find asbestos in your home is the roof. It’s also one of the most dangerous, because of its constant exposure to extreme weather conditions (sun, hail and strong winds), which can damage the asbestos-containing materials and result in...

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FAQs about Asbestos removal and disposal

Finding asbestos in your home can be scary, but it’s important not to panic. The most important thing at this point is to make sure you remove and dispose of it in the safest way. Here are some common questions we get asked about asbestos removal and disposal – and...

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The Use of Asbestos in Floor Coverings

In our previous blog posts, we’ve talked about the risk of asbestos exposure in our own homes. Asbestos was used during the construction of two thirds of all Australian houses. But did you know that one of the most hazardous forms of asbestos in the home is in floor...

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National Asbestos Awareness Week 2012

This week is National Asbestos Awareness Week, which serves as a reminder of the danger that asbestos continues to pose in our homes, workplaces and communities. It is also a time to remember the families affected by asbestos-related diseases. The first documented...

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Common places to find Asbestos in your home

In the 19th century, the building industry was all about asbestos. This fibrous mineral was used in anything from ceiling insulation and floor tiles to fences and wall cladding. Over two thirds of Australian houses today will have asbestos used in their construction...

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What is Asbestos and why is it so dangerous?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that became popular among manufacturers and builders during the 19th century, due to its unique properties of fire resistance, tensile strength, sound absorption, low electrical conductivity and chemical resistance. It...

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