A sbestos Kills , it is a hidden, deadly danger in buildings across Australia. Our mission is making our built environment safer by identifying, managing, controlling and removing asbestos. In fact, that's all we do, and our years of practical experience have made Asbestos Audits first choice for dealing with asbestos issues in every state.
"Hi, I'm Donald Pitt, founder and managing director of Asbestos Audits International. I have been building and developing for over 40 years, and I'm confident no one else in Australia has the same hard-won expertise with asbestos. For the last 11 years I have concentrated solely on the management of asbestos in the workplace and the house.
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I designed this site to be the only place you'll ever need to visit to learn about asbestos, its health effects and managing it safely. You can learn everything there is to know about:
- How to manage and remove asbestos.
- What asbestos is used for roofing, building materials and the automotive industry.
- Why disposing of asbestos correctly is so critical.
- What you need to do to comply with asbestos legislation, audits and inspections.
- Where asbestos is commonly found, at home and in the workplace.
- The truth about James Hardie, the world's largest manufacturer of asbestos.
W hy am I so passionate about asbestos? I know the dangers first hand, and I am determined to expose the scandal of government and corporate cover-ups which have concealed the true risks for decades.
Our government knew asbestos would kill us.
Did you know that in the United States, workers in asbestos industries have not been able to find insurance since 1898? Why then were James Hardie and numerous other companies allowed to mine and manufacture materials containing asbestos that would kills us? The truth is that vested interests and apathy have left us exposed to the effects of this deadly material. This is why we are so passionate! When you deal with Asbestos Audits International, you get the full benefit of both our determination to make a difference, and our experience in making every type of building safe.
E very Australian workplace must have an asbestos audit to identify potential problems, and every workplace constructed prior to 2004 must also have an Asbestos Register and Asbestos Management Plan to control any asbestos and promote a healthier environment.
Our network of specialists offer:
- Personal service from friendly experts.
- Rigorously trained, centrally managed consultants.
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Contact us today and put your mind at rest.
- Next to the United Kingdom, Australia has the highest rate of asbestos-related cancer deaths in the world.
- According to cancer experts, an additional 25,000 Australians are expected to die over the next four decades from mesothelioma
- In 2007, 551 Australians who registered that year died of mesothelioma. Eighty-four percent of those individuals were men.
- Experts suggest that the number of deaths from mesothelioma will peak somewhere between 2014 and 2021
- Incidence of the disease in New South Wales nearly doubled in the 20 years between 1987 and 2006.
- The rate among females in New South Wales tripled during 1987 and 2006, with many cases attributed to second-hand asbestos exposure
- Over the period 1982 to 2006, the total number of new cases of mesthelioma increased from 156 to 649
- From 1997 the number of deaths has increased from 416 to 628 in 2006
- There was a 25% increase in accepted asbestos claims from 2003 to 2008
- Deaths from Asbestosis increased 253% from 1998 to 2008
- About 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos in their workplace
- WHO estimates that 107,00 people die each year from asbestos related lung diseases
Safe Work Australia August 2010
World Health Organisation July 2010