Last month, HTS Group took part in National Work Safe Month. Work safety is core to the services we offer, however it is particularly relevant for our asbestos removal services and the licensed and highly-skilled HTS Group staff that work in this area. It therefore seems fitting that the month that follows National Work Safe Month is Asbestos Awareness Month, and HTS Group is a keen participant in this Australia-wide initiative.
With asbestos-related diseases continuing to increase among Australians as a direct result of exposure to asbestos fibres during home renovations and maintenance, the importance of raising awareness about the dangers of asbestos in and around homes cannot be overstated. Asbestos Awareness month aims to educate as many Australians as possible about the dangers of Asbestos and how best to manage it.
Many wrongly believe that only fibro homes contain asbestos. Asbestos products can be found in any Australian home built or renovated before 1987 even brick, weatherboard, and clad homes. Asbestos can be found under floor coverings such as carpets, linoleum and vinyl tiles, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, ceilings, eaves, garages, around hot water pipes, fences, extensions to homes, outdoor toilets, dog kennels, and backyard sheds – it could be anywhere.
Since 2005, HTS Group has been providing asbestos testing and removal solutions across NSW, ACT, VIC, and QLD. To determine the presence of asbestos, we offer sampling, testing and analysing of material by a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) endorsed laboratory. The HTS Group team ensure that the removal of asbestos is conducted in accordance with Safe Work NSW Codes of Practice and WHS legislation. We produce a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) and Asbestos Removal Control Plan (ARCP) for every licensed removal project.
With our long history in this field, HTS Group will be doing our part to raise awareness during Asbestos Awareness Month and also raise money to support those impacted by asbestos-related diseases. We encourage our partners and clients to join us in this important initiative.
For more information about how we can help – https://grouphts.com.au/asbestos-removal/
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