Asbestos Awareness Week 2016


Asbestos Awareness Week 2016 Posted in General News on November 11, 2016

Office of Industral Relations

Asbestos Awareness Week is on from 19-25 November to raise awareness of asbestos and where asbestos materials could be found within your home. Play it safe with asbestos – before you or your tradesperson renovate, know what asbestos is and how to manage it safely.

Asbestos Awareness Week 2016 launch

Join us on Tuesday 22 November at 11.30am in Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, together with Channel 7′s House Rules winners Luke and Cody Cook and safety advocates Don and Julie Sager. They’ll share their experiences around safely managing asbestos when renovating.

NOVA 106.9 will be onsite to entertain you and with some great giveaways. There will also be demonstrations to show you how to do simple tasks safely around asbestos, to help protect you and your family.

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016
Time: 11.30am — 1.30pm
Location: Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, Brisbane (View map)
Cost: Free (no registrations required)

Queensland Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmeister

Bunnings information displays

Inspectors will be on hand to answer questions from the public and to provide useful information for all those home renovators visiting Bunnings stores.

We’ll be at Cannon Hill, Carseldine, Stafford, Burleigh Waters, Rockhampton and Townsville Central.

Date: Saturday 19 November 2016
Time: 9.00am — 12.00pm

Local councils

Various Queensland local and regional councils will be participating in Asbestos Awareness Week by providing information to the public.

Contact your local council to find out how they’re getting involved.

More information

Get schooled up on asbestos safety before you start your renovation. Download and read our resources at

Content courtesy of the Electrical Safety Office