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Know where asbestos is

Know where asbestos is...

Asbestos can be found in many places in Queensland. In homes, vehicles and plant, within electrical switchboards and meters and products used in buildings.


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

Naturally occurring asbestos
Asbestos minerals are commonly found around the world in certain types of rock and soils.

Asbestos products gallery
Check out the product gallery to see photos of asbestos products commonly used in buildings and plant.

Vehicles and plant
The use of asbestos in vehicles and plant has been banned throughout Australia.

Electrical switchboards and meters
Switchboard panels and meter boards may contain asbestos containing materials if they were constructed or imported before 1 January 2004.

Marblesheen pool coatings containing asbestos
Guidance on asbestos safety for trades and contractors involved in maintenance, repair or renovation work of concrete pool shells.

Testing for asbestos
Laboratories can analyse building materials for asbestos.

Asbestos registers for workplaces
An asbestos register is required for workplace buildings unless constructed after 31 December 1989 and no asbestos is present.

Asbestos management plans
An asbestos management plan must be written in relation to identified or assumed asbestos or asbestos-containing material, and for naturally occurring asbestos at a workplace.

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