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What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is the generic name for six naturally occurring minerals that have been used in commercial products for their strength, flexibility, low electrical conductivity, and resistance to heat and chemicals. Three types of asbestos were mined in Australia: white, blue and brown asbestos.
In Australia, asbestos cement materials were first manufactured in the 1920’s and were commonly used in the manufacture of residential building materials from the mid-1940’s until the late 1980’s.
Australia banned the use or import of blue and brown asbestos or asbestos products in the mid-1980s, and banned all manufacture or import of white asbestos products in December 2003. From 31 December 2003, the total ban on manufacture, use, reuse, import, transport, storage or sale of all forms of asbestos came into force.
How do I know if Asbestos is present?
As a General Rule
Built or Constructed:
- Prior to the mid-1980s – it is highly likely that it has asbestos-containing products
- Between the mid-1980s and 1990 – it is likely that is has asbestos-containing products
- After 1990 – it is unlikely that it has asbestos-containing products
As Clear Pty Ltd provide asbestos removal services, specialising in the safe removal of Friable and Non-Friable Asbestos.
Whether you need a few sheets of asbestos safely removed from a house that you’re renovating, or a large area of asbestos removed from an industrial site, we have the experience, licences and insurance required to ensure safe and compliant removal.
As Clear Pty Ltd hold a Worksafe approved A Class Licence to Operate as an Asbestos Removalist and further, an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Permit Licence to transport and dispose of asbestos waste products.
Take a look at some of our recent asbestos removal projects.