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How to Potential Mitigate Health Hazard by Asbestos

Article | Safe Hands Insurance Group (November 30, -0001 12:00 am)


A few years ago, before Asbestos was considered a health threat by the World Health Organization (WHO), no one would have thought about an asbestos claim. Asbestos has since been considered a health hazard that can lurk even in homes where we normally feel the safest. Even worse, people in the industry who get frequent and repeated asbestos exposure are now considered the most vulnerable to asbestos poisoning.

Although the world is well aware of the dangers of Asbestos, there has not been a complete replacement for its use. Small businesses dealing with asbestos either directly or through tradespeople like electricians, carpenters and plumbers should protect their businesses by getting asbestos insurance coverage.

The Australian culture isn’t so keen on insurance, especially for small businesses. Many businesses that deal with asbestos directly or indirectly have suffered massive loss as a result of insurance claims.

According to Phillip Curr, Managing Director of a boutique insurance brokerage firm Safe Hands Insurance, asbestos insurance doesn’t mean that you’re wishing or expecting your employees to get sick. On the contrary, covering your employees with asbestos insurance coverage gives them the peace of mind that they can get immediate help in the event of an asbestos poisoning.
What really is asbestos and why is it so dangerous?

Asbestos is a general term for a group of minerals including actinolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, crocidolite, amosite, and chrysolite, which has been popularly used in the construction industry. These minerals are popular due to their ability to resist corrosion and heat, and because of this have been used in a wide range of products including clutches and vehicle brakes.

Asbestos was heavily used between 1930 and 1970 before many countries banned its use after it was discovered that it is carcinogenic. In Australia, this product is still being used and may be present in construction products like insulation in door panels, windows, and ceiling, and also insulation on pipes, among others.

Director Phillip Curr describes asbestos as a silent killer. He says it’s something “natural” yet it can trigger a number of serious diseases even over a long time. Since there’s no telling who will be a victim of Asbestos, a business that purchases an asbestos insurance receives protection from every possible lawsuit.

Getting an insurance coverage only requires that you get a trustable broker who offers you a tailor-made product at the best prices. Safe Hands Insurance is trusted by many small-scale businesses as well as individuals dealing with asbestos from whatever angle.

One is not at risk of getting mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease simply by living in a home featuring asbestos in several parts of the house. But Safe Hands Insurance also encourages homeowners to get an asbestos insurance. Members of a home can potentially be exposed to asbestos during repair or renovation projects. Exposure can cause an immediate asbestos poisoning or long-term that will manifest after decades.

Note: This content was written by Safe Hands Insurance, a boutique insurance brokerage that services small and medium businesses across Australia. For more information on insurance for security firms or for a quote, phone Safe Hands Insurance on 1300 744 442.

Details for directories / business information

Safe Hands Insurance Group
ABN: 69 163 926 261
Physical address: C/- 5a Hartnett Close, MULGRAVE VIC 3170
Contact name: Phillip Carr
Contact name phone number: 1300 SHIB IB (1300 744 442)
Email address to listings: admin@safehandsinsurance.com.au

Safe Hands Insurance Group is an Australian owned and operated insurance brokerage. Our boutique firm creates customised insurance solutions for small to medium businesses and individuals across the nation.

While we look after all businesses for their insurance needs we do specialise in many industries. These include insurance for trades, asbestos, hospitality, heavy motor, party equipment hire, indoor play centres, trampoline parks, security firms, hairdressers, beauticians, not for profits and child care.

Managing Director Phillip Carr has vast experience in the insurance industry and has helped protect businesses and their assets since 1997.

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