It was once regarded as the ‘magic mineral’ but the deadly legacy of asbestos continues to mount. Australia now has the highest rates of the fatal asbestos cancer mesothelioma in the world. Despite well-documented knowledge about its dangers, asbestos use wasn’t banned in Australia until the end of 2003. By then the human toll from asbestos-related diseases had grown rapidly.
Asbestos exposure can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Medical researchers predict the total number of mesothelioma cases will reach 18,000 by 2020. By then, 50 000 Australians will have either died or contracted asbestos-related diseases as a result of their asbestos exposure at home or at work.
Asbestos is set to become one of the most litigated areas in Australian Industrial courts. On the 28th of April 2008, ACTU president Sharon Barlow released a press statement in which she stated. “The Federal Government needs to launch an inquiry into asbestos looking at elimination from workplaces and homes along with compensation, treatment and cure for those affected.” “There needs to be an urgent improvement in asbestos regulation and tougher enforcement of laws surrounding asbestos.”
Don’t make the mistake of not having your Asbestos Management Policy and Audit is in place.
Global Asbestos Audit is Australia’s premier Asbestos Auditing specialist. We are a company dedicated to offering Asbestos Audits; Registers; Management Plans; Indoor Air Quality; Re-Occupation Certificates; Staff training and provide the complete “Asbestos Solutions”.
Global Asbestos Audit has been making sure their clients all over Australia are complying with the changing workplace legislation – Safe Work Australia 2011 and the NOHSC: 2018(2005) and Victorian Regulation 2007. Our reporting services have been acknowledged and requested by Government bodies including Department of Health and Department of Environment and Conservation.
We have been responsible for providing Asbestos Solutions to Federal, State and Local Government bodies as well as Australia’s leading mining and commercial landlords, Corporations, Maritime Industry and Unions.
Global Asbestos Audit has recently completed the following major works;
- Local Government (including City Council’s) & State Government (including WorkSafe offices & Main Roads project) – 1300 properties
- Federal Government– Airport Facilities Australia wide (Airservices Australia), Aboriginal Hostels, Defence Dept.
- Government appointed managers of Contaminated sites within the area of the highest recorded Asbestos related deaths in the WORLD
- Maritime Audits – WA, SA, QLD, NSW, Singapore, Dubai
- Overseas Holdings – Singapore, Dubai & New Zealand
- QR National Rail State networks
- Commercial Real Estate companies – Various Properties including major shopping Centre’s
- National Food chain outlets – including Hungry Jacks, Lion Nathan, Simplot Australia
- Retail Groups – including the largest retail chain in Australia
- Mining Projects – Woodside Energy, BHP Billiton, Incitec Pivot, Rio Tinto
- RSL, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Camp Quality, Telstra Buildings regional & Head offices
- Private and State schools, Public and Private Hospitals
- Rural holdings Australia wide (including largest beef producer in the World)
- Murdoch University, Swinburne University, Central Universities Queensland
- Archdiocese properties for the Catholic Church including The Australian Catholic University.
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