Campaign urges tradespeople to think twice about asbestos

Friday, 19 November, 2021

Campaign urges tradespeople to think twice about asbestos

This year’s National Asbestos Awareness Week (22–28 November 2021) campaign asks Australians to ‘Think Twice About Asbestos’, as it is still present in millions of homes, as well as public and commercial buildings across Australia. In homes built before 1990, asbestos can still be found anywhere; this can affect one in three homes nationwide. The National Asbestos Awareness Week campaign challenges complacency by reminding home renovators and tradespeople that the danger of asbestos is far from over.

The campaign aims to raise awareness amongst the public and key trades about the health risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibres and where asbestos products can be found. It also aims to prompt behavioural change — by encouraging people to contact a licensed asbestos professional. The campaign pack provides a range of template written materials, print assets and online assets for organisations and individuals to use. Design files are also available for users to insert their own logo.

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