Get asbestos aware

NSW Workcover coordinator John Patton and asbestos awareness volunteers Geoff and Karen Wicks are available to discuss asbestos-related concerns in Queanbeyan on Monday and Tuesday.

NSW Workcover coordinator John Patton and asbestos awareness volunteers Geoff and Karen Wicks are available to discuss asbestos-related concerns in Queanbeyan on Monday and Tuesday.

QUEANBEYAN residents concerned about asbestos in their homes can make use of a free NSW asbestos awareness service visiting town today and tomorrow.

Betty the Asbestos Awareness Van will be at the Riverside Plaza northern car park this afternoon, Home Hardware tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and the Karabar Shopping Centre tomorrow afternoon.

And with an ongoing regional push to clean up the asbestos legacy of seventies-era Canberra company Mr Fluffy, volunteer asbestos consultant Geoff Wicks said Queanbeyan residents should take the opportunity to discuss their concerns.

“We’re going to shopping centres and hardware stores getting people to become aware of it, asking questions, finding out how they can deal with it, all that sort of thing,” Mr Wicks said.

“We’ve got a display that shows where in a typical house you’d be likely to find asbestos and how to deal with it.

“We also have NSW Workcover people on site that they can ask technical questions, and we can answer questions on renovations and extensions and so on.”

For more information on how to investigate or deal with asbestos, visit www.asbestosawareness.com.au.

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