Tradespeople will be warned to always check for asbestos before starting a job, in an awareness campaign that will hit airwaves next week.
Businesses and consumers who need asbestos testing services have been told to avoid using Brisbane company Asbestos Audit Pty Ltd, which is being investigated by the Queensland Office of Fair Trading.
WorkSafe has ordered that dust suppression continue at the site of a collapsed wall in North Melbourne.
Work to demolish a partly collapsed wall at a demolition site in North Melbourne has yet to proceed.
A new awareness campaign alerting Victorian tradespeople to the importance of identifying asbestos before they begin work will be launched on Sunday.
An online information resource for dealing with asbestos in Victoria was today launched for home owners, businesses, industry and other members of the community.
WorkSafe was called to Timboon P-12 school in relation to asbestos and other general safety issues.
In the wake of devastating property losses during this bushfire season, WorkSafe is reminding Victorians to take particular care during the clean-up of their properties to avoid potential exposure to asbestos.
To coincide with Asbestos Awareness Week, WorkSafe is reminding employers and workers of the need to focus on good work practices to prevent people inhaling fibres.
An unlicensed asbestos removalist has been convicted and fined $13,250 for arranging unlicensed asbestos removal, his second offence in two years.