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Asbestos Awareness Week

21 - 25 November 2016

Asbestos Awareness Week provides a focus on the dangers related to asbestos and is an opportunity to remember the families affected by asbestos-related diseases through Asbestos Victims Memorial Day activities.

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The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute is travelling through South Australia with Betty. Betty is a purpose built mobile model home designed to demonstrate where asbestos might be found in and around any Australian home built or renovated before 1987.

Her exterior resembles a typical fibro home but when opened up she reveals where to find asbestos in the bathroom, kitchen, living room, garage and dog house.

Come and see Betty at any of the below locations and you chat with experts and learn about the various locations asbestos may be found in your household and how to manage it safely.

Our work health and safety advisors will be attending all Bunnings stores with Betty to provide information and advice on asbestos management.

Date Time Location Address
Friday 28 October 10:30am - 2:00pm Coober Pedy District Council Chambers Car Park, Hutchison Street
Sunday 30 October 9:30am - 11:00am Port Augusta Wharflands Plaza Car Park, Tassie Street
Sunday 30 October 1:30pm - 3:00pm Port Pirie Flinders View Car Park, 151 Ellen Street
Wednesday 2 November 10:30am - 11:30am Kadina Victoria Square, 48 Victoria Street
Wednesday 2 November 1:30pm - 3:00pm Maitland Heart of Maitland Complex, Robert Street
Thursday 3 November 10:30am - 11:30am Balaklava Balaklava Triangle, Edith Terrace, Balaklava North
Thursday 3 November1:30pm - 3:00pmGawlerBunnings Warehouse Gawler, 6 Tulloch Road, Evanston
Friday 4 November10:00am - 1:30pmWoodvilleBunnings Warehouse Woodville, Corner Cheltenham Parade and Port Road
Saturday 5 November 10:00am - 11:30am Elizabeth Elizabeth Shopping Centre: Woolworths entrance, 50 Elizabeth Way
Saturday 5 November1:00pm - 2:30pmParafieldBunnings Warehouse Parafield, Corner Main North and Kings Roads
Sunday 6 November10:00am - 11:30amMarionBunnings Warehouse Marion, 461 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park
Sunday 6 November1:00pm - 2:30pmNoarlungaBunnings Warehouse Noarlunga, Corner Goldsmith Drive and Beach Road
Tuesday 8 November10:00am - 11:30amWindsor GardensBunnings Windsor Gardens Store, 432 North East Road
Tuesday 8 November1:00pm - 2:30pmModburyBunnings Warehouse Modbury, 933-945 North East Road
Wednesday 9 November7:00am - 9:00amNoarlunga"Asbestos Awareness Table" Tradie's Breakfast
Bunnings Warehouse Noarlunga, Corner Goldsmith Drive and Beach Road
Friday 11 November10:30am - 12:00mdMurray BridgeBunnings Murray Bridge Store, Corner Adelaide and Maurice Roads
Friday 11 November1:30pm - 3:00pmMount BarkerBunnings Warehouse Mount Barker, Corner Princes Highway and Mt Barker Road, Littlehampton
Saturday 12 November10:30am - 12:00mdMile EndBunnings Warehouse Mile End, 108 Railway Terrace
Saturday 12 November1:30pm - 3:00pmProspectBunnings Warehouse Prospect, 252 Churchill Road
Tuesday 15 November 12:00md - 2:30pm Clare Ennis Park
Wednesday 16 November 10:00am - 11:30am Burra Visitors Centre Parking Bay, Commercial Street
Wednesday 16 November 1:30pm - 3:00pm Jamestown Ayr Street
Thursday 17 November 10:00am - 11:30am Orroroo Town Hall, 17 Second Street
Thursday 17 November 1:30pm - 3:00pm Peterborough Don Ferguson Drive

13-15 November

3rd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management
Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

Tuesday 15 November

Industry Breakfast

SafeWork SA is the proud sponsor of Industry Breakfast which will be taking place from 7:30am to 9:00am at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The Industry Breakfast is a FREE, featuring the Deputy Premier and Attorney-General of South Australia, the Hon John Rau MP. The event will bring together managers, contractors and workers to discuss the important issues facing the industry in the future regarding asbestos management and awareness.

Places at this breakfast are free, but strictly limited. Register through the online portal using the breakfast code BRK01

Thursday 17 November 2016

Emergency management following a building fire that contains asbestos for local councils
10:00am - 2:00pm
Presenters: SafeWork SA, EPA, MFU

Friday 25 November

Asbestos Victims Memorial Day Breakfast Service
8:00am (7:30am breakfast will be served courtesy of SA Unions)
Jack Watkins Asbestos Victims Memorial Park, Kilburn

Friday 25 November

Asbestos Victims Memorial Day
10:30am to 11:30am
Pitman Park, Salisbury