Will everyone need to seal up their homes – will it mean down lights and vents need to be sealed?

No, not everything can be safely sealed. The licensed asbestos assessor will not recommend any sealing work that triggers building approval requirements or would render the house unsafe or unliveable. Depending on the extent of contamination, the assessor may recommend sealing cavity doors open. Every house is different and every asbestos management plan and the actions required to minimise exposure will be different.

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