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Virtuelles Asbesthaus

Title translated into English

Virtual asbestos house

Product submission URL (http:// or https://)

www.suva.ch/asbest (Virtuelles Asbesthaus anklicken)

Product description

The "Virtual asbestos house" offers the possibility to discover a total of 36 asbestos sources in 7 rooms and the building façade. For this the relevant instructions and specialised publications can be found.

Aims and objectives

In buildings which were reconstructed, renovated or dismantled before 1990 (in Switzerland), asbestos can be released. The "Virtual asbestos house" raises the awareness of people involved, shows the hazards, delivers action instructions and protection measures. The links to the decisive specialist publications (in Switzerland) are listed.

Until 1990, asbestos was used in Switzerland as fire protection and for heat insulation. Given that at that time hazards of working with materials containing asbestos weren’t sufficiently known, insufficient protection measures were taken. Today, thirty to forty years later, Switzerland counts about 100 asbestos casualties every year as late consequences from that time. In buildings reconstructed, renovated and dismantled before 1990, this asbestos is now becoming apparent. The "Virtual asbestos house" wants to make the people involved in this work aware of the risks and help them to protect themselves effectively. It must be avoided that the same destiny is repeated in 30 to 40 years.

Target audience

All people dealing with reconstructions, renovations or the dismantling of old buildings, such as planners, estate agencies, homeowners, building contractors and craftsmen.

Contact details Editor

Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt – Suva
Postfach4358 - Bereich Integrierte Sicherheit , Switzerland-6000 Luzern
+41(0)414195256

Contact details Production company

Hinderling Volkart AG
Pflanzschulstrasse34, Switzerland-8004 Zürich
+41(0)44456 4000 www.hinderlingvolkart.com