Asbestos Products Database

The Asbestos Products Database is Australia’s first comprehensive online database to assist homeowners, renovators, tradespeople and some industries to identify asbestos-containing materials so they can be managed safely. The database provides  multiple search options for products commonly used in residential and commercial properties, in agriculture, automotive, industrial, plant and marine products and features over 60 different product types and more than 550 product photographs with descriptions and locations where these products might be found in homes built or renovated prior to 1990. 

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NameAC Sheet formwork for asbestos slab
CaptionAsbestos cement sheet used as formwork for the concrete hearth in front of the lounge room fireplace.
LocationDomestic home
SourceMairin OHS&E
Image Id380

ACM in Concrete Slabs

Product description

Concrete slabs can contain various forms of Asbestos:

  1. Asbestos Cement Sheets used as formwork (board used to mould/barrier building products, often concrete). It is often easier to see from under the house. Common areas to find this are below fireplaces or heaters, behind concrete slabs and steps leading to and around the house.
  2. Dry powdered asbestos was combined with the cement mixture to reduce cracking
  3. Broken off cuts and pieces of AC Sheeting were used as filler

Product type Flooring, Foundations and Driveways
Sub-Product type
Trading name(s)
Other name(s)
Build element Construction
Product identification
Known uses Concrete driveways, floor bases, fireplace bases and foundation work
Asbestos fibre type Chrysotile (white asbestos)
Friable or Non-Friable Non-Friable
Known Supplier(s)
Known place of manufacture
Date / period of manufacture
Building construction period 1941-1950,1951-1960,1961-1970,1970-1980,1981-1990
Location Domestic home
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Dog kennels
  • Fencing
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring & covering
  • Outhouse
  • Plumbing
  • Other
    • Flooring
    • Other
    • Flooring
    • Other


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