Please see the updated pdf news on the demolition of the Hazelwood Power Station including Chimney demolition, Demolition timeframe, Environmental Considerations and Exclusion Zones.
During this time of social distancing, you may be thinking this is the perfect opportunity to make some headway on your renovations or home improvements. While the extra time available is ideal, it is important to remember that your home could contain asbestos, and you need to ensure any asbestos removal work is done safely.
#Asbestos & Silica – 12th March 2020 – the ACV/GARDS team visited the Frankston campus of Chisholm TAFE – apprentice Carpenters – 20 new apprentices who listened to an asbestos & silica awareness session – they were a switched on bunch who asked lots of questions around all things asbestos & silica – the feed back from the apprentices was that it was very informative with quite a few who did not know they had been exposed to asbestos until they saw some of the pics and items that were on display and then they realized they had already had exposure around asbestos and/ or silica – we are proud to say these apprentices are now much more asbestos & silica aware. We wish these apprentices all the best in their chosen profession from the crew at ACV/GARDS 👍😎
The 5th March ACV/GARDS conducted a presentation to the Orana Senior Citizens Club – 30 senior citizens listened to a very informative talk on asbestos from the past – present and future perspective. Those that attended enjoyed the videos shown and samples that they could view. Many questions were asked and a few of the men were quite talkative about their experiences with asbestos in their work place – all commented that they never knew that asbestos was so dangerous – no one told them. Some offered information that they had had their health effected and that mates they had worked with had died of this carcinogen. Others members spoke of women who had never worked in those environments but also were sick or who had died of small exposure through take home asbestos. It was truly a very interesting discussion by all. Thank you Orana Senior Citizens for the enjoyable lunch together – it was lovely to meet you all and to listen to your life stories around asbestos.
#Asbestos & #Silica – 6th March 2020 – the ACV/GARDS team visited the Dandenong campus of Chisholm TAFE – apprentice Carpenters – 21 x 1st year and pre -apprentices listened to an asbestos & silica awareness session – they were a switched on bunch who asked lots of questions around all things asbestos & silica – the feed back from the apprentices was that it was very informative with quite a few not knowing anything about asbestos or silica – we are proud to say these apprentices are now much more asbestos & silica aware. We wish these apprentices all the best in their chosen profession from the crew at ACV/GARDS 👍😎
Managing Asbestos Risks during Bushfire Recovery – Information Sheet
Assess Control Assure acknowledges the challenges Australians have faced as a result of bushfires over the past few months, and extend their deepest sympathies to everyone impacted. With many people returning to effected communities to assess damage and many important priorities taking shape, the risk asbestos poses to health may by easily overlooked. They therefore offer this complimentary guidance on how to reduce potential health risks associated with fire-damaged asbestos.
Assess Assure Control are also offering a limited number of free ‘asbestos in bushfires’ information sessions along with respiratory and personal protective safety kits to communities that need it which will help to keep you safer around asbestos over the coming weeks and months.
If you need additional help or guidance you can call Assess Control Assure on (03) 9416 0774.