Information to about asbestos, if you're thinking of renovating or doing home maintenance.
Follow the golden rule – if you think it might be asbestos, treat it like it is.
Tradies are at a higher risk of being exposed to asbestos than the general population.
It's important to know how to protect yourself from the hazards of this once popular building material.
Protect yourself from asbestos when renovating.
In most circumstances the law requires that you use a licensed asbestos removalist to deal with any asbestos in your home. We strongly recommend that you do this in all cases to protect you and your family.
This fact sheet informs about PPE and decontamination, if you are legally able to remove the asbestos yourself and choose to do so.
Reviewed 17 September 2020