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asbestos and NBN construction work

Businesses face more legal issues around asbestos

16th August 2013

The past few days have seen several stories about legal action involving asbestos. These stories emphasise how unpredictable asbestos exposure can be.

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asbestos inspections

Doing an asbestos inspection is not like mowing a lawn!

7th August 2013

Even well-known franchising operations are now offering household asbestos inspection services. But are they qualified? Do they offer value for money?

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asbestos roof shingles<p>We recently dealt with a householder who nearly paid&nbsp;<b>$20,000 too much</b> for asbestos removal.</p><p>Here's the story. A Sydney homeowner — we'll call him Jack (not his real name) — had found some old asbestos shingles in his roof while renovating. Although this type of shingle is <a href="/news/your-slate-roof-really-asbestos">easily mistaken for slate</a>, Jack was savvy enough to realise that he was dealing with asbestos and would have to get it removed.</p><p>So far, so

Don't look for an asbestos removalist on Google (it could cost you thousands)

2nd August 2013

We recently dealt with a householder who nearly paid $20,000 too much for asbestos removal. Find out how not to make the same mistake.

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licensed asbestos assessor

Airsafe has Licensed Asbestos Assessors

19th July 2013

Airsafe has Licensed Asbestos Assessors available. From 1 July 2013, Licensed Asbestos Assessors are required for friable asbestos removal works in NSW.

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asbestos factory

James Hardie still facing new asbestos victims

4th July 2013

We've been hearing warnings about a potential third wave of asbestos victims among home renovators. But in the meantime, the second wave is still claiming lives.

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dumped asbestos

NSW getting tough on asbestos dumpers?

28th June 2013

It's looking like the patience of NSW authorities with illegal asbestos dumpers is wearing thin. Repeat offenders could be spending two years in jail.

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asbestos exposure danger

National Asbestos Exposure Register launched

21st June 2013

Amid the publicity about asbestos and the NBN, you may have missed another piece of news: the launch of a National Asbestos Exposure Register.

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National Broadband Network asbestos hazards

Asbestos and the NBN: The saga continues

14th June 2013

Since we last wrote about asbestos and the National Broadband Network, it has exploded into a major political scandal.

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asbestos in construction industry

Construction expert calls for more asbestos awareness

5th June 2013

A leading figure in the construction industry has called for better asbestos awareness among junior members of her industry, and among home renovators.

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asbestos in bathroom

Family exposed to asbestos by dodgy bathroom builders

28th May 2013

A recent case in Canberra drives home the need for homeowners to take precautions around possible asbestos when renovating their houses.

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