How to Dispose of Asbestos in Brisbane

Safely disposing of asbestos in Brisbane is essential for your health & to ensure you’re not hit with large fines.

Asbestos-containing materials are still found in a wide range of buildings in Brisbane and across the rest of Queensland and Australia. Due to the prolific rate at which asbestos materials were used during the 1970s through to the 1990s, asbestos-containing materials are still present in a wide range of homes across Brisbane. 

When disturbed, asbestos materials can cause fatal diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. Asbestos materials in a tightly bonded state and not deemed to be immediately dangerous, however, it is still important to have these materials tested to ensure that they do not cause any harm to those inhabiting a property.

Safely Disposing of Asbestos Materials

Removing asbestos from your property is not as simple as putting it in a skip. If you suspect that your property contains asbestos materials, you need to have it checked out by a qualified professional. If you plan on removing more than 10 square metres of asbestos materials, by law, you must hire a class B work cover licensed asbestos removal Brisbane contractor.

Even if you are not removing more than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos material, the Queensland government advises hiring a licensed asbestos removal to handle the materials. By hiring a professional, you are ensuring that inhabitants of your property and those in surrounding properties and not exposed to the potential health risks caused by improperly handling asbestos materials.

The Queensland work safe website is a helpful resource for finding asbestos removal professionals. It is also the place where you can apply for a necessary approval for the removal and demolition of asbestos. 

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