If you think you’ve discovered asbestos or other hazardous materials during demolition or renovation, don’t keep your workplace at a standstill for days on end while you wait for an expert to arrive.
Unexpected asbestos finds can lead to project delays and industrial disputes, not to mention serious long-term health risks for your staff and contractors.
So if you find something suspicious, contact Airsafe immediately. We’ll get an asbestos consultant on site ASAP — usually within hours.
Our asbestos experts will talk you through the process of identification, testing and removal from A to Z. Then they’ll design a plan to reduce any potential cost and time blowouts so you stay on budget.
Asbestos and natural disasters
In Australia, we experience a range of adverse weather phenomena, including bushfires, floods, severe storms, earthquakes and landslides. As a result, many Australians are taught how to cope with natural disasters from a young age. We learn to evacuate buildings during fires; to avoid low lying areas during floods; and to stay away from electrical appliances during nasty storms. Even so, while many of us are aware of the dangers we face during these disasters, fewer of us can identify the risk factors in the aftermath.
At a fundamental level, the availability of shelter, electricity, food, water and medical care are of primary importance. However, natural disasters can also pose longer-term threats to human health in the long run. One of these long-term threats is asbestos. With so many Australian homes containing building materials made from the mineral, the risk of dangerous particles becoming airborne during natural disasters is one that many are unaware of.
Dangerous events such as bushfires, hurricanes and floods can leave a destructive trail of debris behind, wreckage that can expose humans to asbestos materials that are no longer sealed and contained.
If you’ve been adversely affected by a natural disaster and you’re unsure of what to do, contact Airsafe immediately.