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Keeping safe in a Mr Fluffy property

July 23, 2019

Regulations exist in the ACT to ensure greater awareness for industry and the community in relation to managing asbestos within residential properties. With many of the properties identified as being affected by loose fill asbestos insulation now demolished and new homes rebuilt, it is important that the community remain aware of the potential risks of exposure from any remaining Mr Fluffy properties. This is particularly important for tradespeople and care workers working in or on an affected property and for property managers responsible for renting out a Mr Fluffy property.

Before entering a residential property, workers are reminded to:

  1. Check the Register - to identify if they will be working on or in an affected property.
  2. Ask for a copy of the Asbestos Management Plan - that will provide details of contamination within the property so a fully informed decision can be made. If there is no AMP in place, workers should consider whether they should undertake any activity in the property without clear knowledge of the extent and location of the contamination.
  3. Read the Guidance Note – for information on working safely in a Mr Fluffy house.
  4. Contact WorkSafe ACT on 6207 3000 and register your details on the National Asbestos Exposure Register if you think you may have been exposed to asbestos during work, at home or in the community.

For more information on managing your connection with loose fill asbestos visit the Asbestos Response Taskforce website.