COVID-19 News

Latest news on COVID-19 related to the Asbestos industry

FAMANZ’s top priority is the health and well-being of our community, starting with our members, contractors and volunteers. We recognise our duty to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To assist our members, contractors and volunteers, we have gathered a range of resources which are available for asbestos specialists with official links and information from other professional groups and bodies.  We will endeavor to keep this information as current as practicable.

FAMANZ would like to acknowledge the support of the AIHA and other international organisations for making their information available to us, and our members, for use and application to provide a safe workplace, support our vital emergency services and to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We would also like to acknowledge our support for the work being done by the public health officials, workers and others supporting them on the front line of this epidemic.

How do you know if your respirator is counterfeit?
How do you know if your respirator is counterfeit?

How do you know if your face mask is counterfeit?  Unfortunately, the Australian market is flooded with counterfeit respiratory protective equipment.  Here are some tips to help you identify if what you're buying is legitimate. Download the full article here By Kate...

In-home services: Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19
In-home services: Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19

Who is this fact sheet for? This factsheet is intended for employers, contractors and sole traders who provide in home services (excluding personal care, aged care and disability services). This includes, but is not limited to: Child minding Domestic cleaning Garden...

National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia
National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia

Dear Authorised Representative As I am sure you are well aware, we are currently in a period of unprecedented uncertainty and concern for all Australians and Australian businesses due to the increase of the spread of the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) within Australia and...