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Asbestos Awareness Week 2020: Campaign Pack

Thank you for participating in Asbestos Awareness Week: November 23 - 29, 2020.

 

Asbestos Awareness Week Campaign Pack

 

Asbestos is still present in millions of Australian homes and can be easily disturbed when doing renovations, home improvements and maintenance.

If a home was built or renovated prior to 1990, there is a good chance it has some asbestos.

Our theme for 2020 is ‘Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think’ and will be supplemented with the sub-theme ‘before you start, be aware’.

The sub-theme relates to the fact that people are using the extra time we all have at home due to COVID-19 to do home improvements and maintenance. It encourages people to be aware of the potential asbestos risks before they start any work.


The campaign messaging has three parts:

  1. KNOW the health risks of asbestos exposure
  2. BE AWARE of where asbestos might be found before you start work (“it lurks in more places than you’d think”)
  3. CALL a professional to check, remove and dispose of it safely.

 

The campaign pack provides a range of template materials, social tiles and graphics for organisations and individuals to use.

Asbestos Awareness Week Campaign Pack

 

You can also access these resources individually including in word format:

Template Media Release

Template Emails - residential and workplace

Template Newsletter or Advertorial text

Sample Mayoral Minute or Local Government Motion

 

If you need any help or further resources, please contact events@asbestossafety.gov.au