In Australia, the use of asbestos as a building material was commonplace until the late 1980s. In the electricity industry it had a variety of uses, such as insulation for electrical wiring, in fire doors as well as in underground pit covers, electrical backing boards, cement sheeting and tiles.Ausgrid has been working for more than 15 years identifying the exact areas where asbestos is present around its electricity network and to safely removing it. An asbestos register details the status of known asbestos in all forms throughout the Ausgrid’s electricity network and other Ausgrid properties.
Members of public who have questions about Ausgrid’s asbestos removal programs should contact us on (02) 9394 6961
If you are a contractor working on Ausgrid’s assets, you can request a copy of the asbestos register for the site by contacting the Project Manager for the job or alternately you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the site location and project manager’s details.
With the support of SafeWork NSW and industry representatives, Networks New South Wales has developed a freely available asbestos e-learning package for electrical workers providing important information on:
Find a safework licensed asbestos assessor who undertake air monitoring, clearance inspections or the issuing of clearance certificates for removal of friable asbestos on the SafeWork NSW.
If you are thinking about renovating, you must be aware of asbestos. It is important for home owners and renovators to be aware of how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home. Visit Asbestos Awareness
A guide for householders and the general public. Visit Department of Health.
It's important everyone knows what to do if they come into contact with naturally occurring asbestos (NOA). Visit SafeWork NSW.