Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation

Fair Trading and the NSW Government are encouraging homeowners to have their properties that were built before the 1980's to be tested for loose-fill asbestos. Loose fill asbestos is raw crushed asbestos that was used as insulation and installed in NSW properties around the 1960s and 70s.

Builders and tradespeople may be exposing themselves and others to harmful airborne asbestos particles, when demolishing and or working on construction sites. Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health implications if not decontaminated and destroyed correct.

Asbestos awareness and removal training is in high demand. Master Builders' Asbestos Awareness course is currently available for you access online! The course outlines general information on where asbestos might be found, identified and handled. And most importantly, how to stay safe!

  • Who should undertake asbestos awareness training?
  • Carpenters and joiners
  • Building and construction workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Gas fitters
  • Plasterers
  • Insulation installers
  • Air conditioning and solar panel installers
  • Maintenance and repair workers.

As an added extra to our Remove Non friable Asbestos course, the Asbestos Awareness online component is now included for free! Enrol by clicking the link for the courses above.

Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of Master Builders Australia commented on the issue of asbestos in imported building products to Channel 10’s The Project last week. Guest commentator on the issue was Senator Nick Xenophon, who is also guest speaker at the next Master Builders Top 50 Builders Luncheon on 9th September. The program touched briefly on whether builders should be held responsible for use of non-conforming building products. Watch the video on our Facebook page and don't forget to "like" us for more industry news!

Source MBA NSW 4th August 2016

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