workplace health & safety

Are You Thinking About Asbestos When You Start A New Project!

Despite asbestos being phased out in new buildings, it’s still something you need to consider

Asbestos has been banned in all products in Australia since 2003, but before that, it was widely used throughout the building industry

When in a solid form, asbestos is low risk, but when it’s cracked, smashed, damaged, or disturbed, asbestos fibres inhaled into your body can pose a severe and sometimes fatal health risk.

Although asbestos was banned entirely in 2003, and they stopped installing asbestos in homes and buildings in the 1980s, it is still present in many old buildings around Australia, particularly buildings built between 1920 and 1950.

Whenever you are working on any old buildings in these date ranges, you need to be asbestos aware. If you ever run into anything which could be asbestos, you need to treat it as if it were asbestos until you have identified it to the contrary.

Does your business have a plan in place to deal with asbestos? At Assurance HR, we can help create a plan to help you mitigate the risks of working around asbestos. Of course, it always pays to be asbestos aware!

Are You Thinking About Asbestos When You Start A New Project! 

Don’t get caught unaware when you’re potentially dealing with unknown materials on building sites across Australia. If you need assistance with setting up and completing risk assessments, especially if you’re working on older buildings, then Assurance HR is here to help.

Our professional and experienced team has successfully helped hundreds of Australian businesses prepare their risk assessments to meet their WHS obligations.

Need help with meeting your WHS obligations? Contact us today! Call us any time on 1800 577 515, or schedule an appointment online here.


We Pride Ourselves On Our Professional Approach

personalised help

We will appoint your own, personal point of contact to help and advise you. Not fob you off to the first person that answers the phone at the call centre.

Big Business advice in small business language

We provide Corporate Level advise in a way the Small Business owners can understand and relate to.

Plus we have the ability to upscale our services as your business grows and develops.

Locals That Understand

We are Tasmanians, primarily helping Tasmanians.

We understand the local environment and the issues local businesses face.

From Our Principal


Other HR companies talk about how they will stand behind and support you. But do they really know what it takes to run a small business?

Do they understand what you have to go through each and every day? We Do!

You see, before seeing the need that small businesses had in this area, I ran a successful small business for over 15 years.

I have been where you are. And with a team boasting similar experience totalling over 100 years, I can promise you we will not stand behind you, we will stand with you shoulder to shoulder, providing the best advice and support at a price the big companies will not match.

Call us today to find out why we are simply better.

Adrian Clark