Household Safety

As the president of the group I am often asked to discuss safety aspects of the home. Over the years safety has become a greater focus by state governments with the introduction of pool fencing, minimum standards for plumbers etc; fire alarms and so on.


Nonetheless, the focus on safety in terms of building materials has been relatively lax since the Disease and Dust Tribunal was established. Fortunately since then a number of companies have started performing comprehensive asbestos removal programs across Brisbane. Hats 4 Houses also looks after metal roof restoration, amongst other services.

There is an estimated 47% of properties still containing some form of the hidden disease object of asbestos fibres, despite this figure, the government does not put enough focus on the use of alternate materials.