Protecting yourself and others from hazards is easy if you use the following steps:
If possible, plan to have pregnant women, children and pets move out or away from work areas until clean-up is finished. Also, tell neighbouring properties about the renovations so they can take steps to protect themselves if necessary.
The most accurate way to find out if there are hazardous materials present is to have them tested by a contractor.
Note: it is illegal to water-blast asbestos cement materials.
When shopping for safety gear look for the Australian Standards logo
Summary list of safe renovation practices