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Removing Asbestos At Home

Properties and dangers

Asbestos is a fibrous material used commonly as internal wall linings, internal ceilings, external wall linings, roof sheeting, insulation and  fireproofing just to name a few . It was banned for importation into Australia in 2003 so it is still common in many buildings today. It can cause respiratory diseases due to its ability to damage lungs when exposure to airborne asbestos fibres occurs. Usually, the person is not aware of accidental inhalation. Sometimes, it’s too late for any treatment to be initiated as symptoms are rarely felt until the disease is in an advanced stage, leading to failure of organs and loss of life.


There are methods designed to detect the presence of asbestos, usually involving an organised system of inspection, removal and disposal of the material. Some homeowners feel confident enough to remove the asbestos on their own without adequate training and this has led to health risks posed by the fibrous material being released to the air.

Non-friable asbestos

In most cases, asbestos is initially set in a non-friable state. This means that the material stays largely intact when it is disturbed or removed. Homeowners are advised to leave asbestos removal to the experts. But in case you are interested in removing non-friable asbestos on your own, you need adequate information and knowledge of the methods used to handle them.

Courses available

Keys HR is responsive to the need for environmental safety and they have designed a way to supply homeowners with the right methodology and advice in removing asbestos. You can choose to undergo online training and answer multiple choice questions, all of which are essential to handling asbestos.
You can register online or talk with a consultant on 1300 738 434 for more information.
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