Asbestos display visit to Cowra – Cowra Guardian


As part of the National Asbestos Awareness Month campaign in November, ‘Betty – The ADRI House’ will visit Canowindra as part of off her extensive 4,000 kilometre tour to educate homeowners, renovators, tradies and property managers about the dangers of asbestos and how to manage it safely.

“Betty” will be at Bunnings in Redfern Street from 1pm until 3pm on October 17.

“Betty” and her dedicated crew will educate residents about what to do to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA), and how to manage asbestos safel

“Betty,” a purpose built mobile model house the size of a caravan, is Australia’s only community education tool that demonstrates the multiple locations where asbestos might be found in and around homes and educates homeowners, renovators, tradies and property owners on how to manage and dispose of asbestos safely.

Because Australia was among the highest consumers of ACMs in the world, asbestos can still be found in one third of Aussie homes built or renovated before 1987 including brick, weatherboard, fibro or clad homes. “Asbestos was commonly used in domestic properties and farm structures.

Kathryn Heiler, Chair of the Asbestos Education Committee and the HACA said, “Betty might be a small house but she delivers a huge and powerful message about the dangers of asbestos to every community she visits.

“Although there’s no known safe level of exposure to asbestos fibres, what we do know is that the greater the exposure, the greater the risk.”

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