Asbestos tools and resources

Information to help you understand more about asbestos including where to asbestos can be found, what asbestos is and why it's dangerous to your health, and how to use respirators correctly.

Handy hint information sheets

The handy hint information sheets are designed for workers who occasionally work with flooring or wall cladding containing non-friable asbestos. They are not recommended as techniques for ongoing work with asbestos, or for work involving friable asbestos.

Posters showing where asbestos is found 

Asbestos-containing material is found in many New Zealand buildings constructed before the late 1990s. You can see where asbestos hides in an industrial building and a residential house in these posters.

What is asbestos? (Video)

Professor Bill Glass talks about what asbestos is and why it is dangerous to your health.

Where asbestos is found (video)

Mike Cosman from Cosman Parkes talks about where asbestos is found and shows how to make sure your respirator fits correctly.

Respirators and how to fit them (video)