Asbestos Africa News Blog

What are the steps to removing asbestos in South Africa?

It is crucial to consult local authorities, asbestos professionals, or licensed asbestos removal contractors in South Africa for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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When Do I Need To Remove Asbestos?

If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your property, it is important to approach the situation with caution. Asbestos is a hazardous material that was commonly used in construction until its health risks became known.

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Asbestos in Homes – A Guide to Identification for Property Owners

In this article, we will be looking at how to identify asbestos in a building. Whether you are a first-time homeowner, or looking to buy commercial property, spotting asbestos is an important thing to do and will help keep you, your family, or staff safe.

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Asbestos Regulations and Employer Obligations

Within the workplace, the employer now has a duty to identify asbestos and/or asbestos products, whereupon such identification requires the engagement of suitably qualified personnel and contractor ("a competent person") to do the asbestos materials inventory as well as the asbestos risk assessment. 

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Replacing your asbestos roof is not your best option

Asbestos Roof Sheeting used to be a very popular and cost-effective roofing material worldwide. Asbestos roofs are strong and long lasting, with good insulation properties.

Adding asbestos fibres made cement roof sheets more durable, weatherproof, heat resistant, and fireproof so the construction industry initially considered them a much safer material than wood and steel. 

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