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Add a warning sticker to your home
Putting up a warning sticker in your switchboard or electrical box that your house may contain asbestos will help alert tradespeople and contractors that asbestos may be found there so they take adequate precautions before any work is carried out safely.

Common locations of asbestos in domestic and commercial buildings
Typically asbestos can be found in many places in Queensland homes.

Tips when home renovating
It's important that homeowners and home renovators plan the renovation work they do.

Tips when hiring a contractor
Licensed asbestos removal contractors can be found in the Yellow Pages by searching under asbestos removal.

Testing for asbestos
Laboratories can analyse building materials for asbestos.

Prohibited activities
Queensland laws prohibit the use of certain tools and work methods when working with asbestos-containing materials as they can generate dangerous airborne asbestos fibres.

Homeowner's certificate to remove asbestos
The removal of asbestos containing materials from homes and workplaces has different obligations under different laws.

Wearing protective equipment
Wearing the right personal protective equipment is essential to protecting your health when working with asbestos.

Safe work procedures
It is important that safe work procedures are in place when carrying out asbestos work or asbestos-related work to prevent fibres becoming airborne.

Transport and disposal of asbestos waste
You are obliged to comply with laws about how asbestos can be transport and disposed of.

Asbestos disposal information
Find where you can dispose of asbestos at your local government or private asbestos waste facility.

Safe cleanup of storm damaged materials that may contain asbestos
Storm and wind damage cleanup.

Which businesses are licensed to remove asbestos in Queensland?
Details of businesses that hold Class A and Class B licences to remove asbestos. A licensed asbestos assessor is required to carry out air monitoring, clearance inspections and issuing clearance certificates for friable asbestos removal.