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Asbestos information & guidance - sorted alphabetically by title.

Asbestos - Management and Removal of Asbestos - Approved Code of Practice

The Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos sets out WorkSafe New Zealand’s expectations in relation to identifying and controlling the work health and safety risks arising from asbestos.

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Asbestos handy hints

Asbestos handy hints information sheets

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Asbestos Registers - National - Annual Reports

Asbestos and other Occupational Lung Diseases in New Zealand 1992-2012 - Annual Reports. These reports review notifications of asbestos-related and other occupational lung diseases made to the National Asbestos Medical Panel.

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Asbestos: Key Duties for Surveyors and Assessors

Asbestos is a hazardous material found in many buildings, residences and other places in New Zealand. The asbestos removal process needs to be carefully managed. It’s removal needs to be carefully managed and duties of all parties should be clear.

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Conducting Asbestos Surveys

These guidelines are for PCBUs conducting asbestos surveys, workers carrying out asbestos surveys and PCBUs that need to identify asbestos in a workplace.

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Do you need an Asbestos Management Plan?

The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 place a duty on businesses to have asbestos management plans in place for their buildings and workplaces where asbestos is likely to be found.

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Locations of asbestos in a residential dwelling

Asbestos can be located in a variety of places in a residential dwelling. As it’s a fire-resistant and hard-wearing material, it is commonly found in places that may get hot or wet.

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Locations of asbestos in commercial buildings

Asbestos can be located in a variety of places in a commercial building. As it's a fire-resistant and hard-wearing material, it is commonly found in places that may get hot or wet.

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Managing occupational health on potentially contaminated sites

This document clarifies WorkSafe New Zealand’s position on small-scale work that disturbs soil on potentially contaminated land. These are sites that have been used for activities in the Hazardous Activities and Industries List.

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Personal Protective Equipment to use when working with asbestos (Information sheet)

Personal protective equipment is an essential line of defence for minimising an asbestos risk when elimination is not practicable.

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Removing asbestos-containing flooring (information sheet)

Floor tiles and linoleum, or lino, may contain asbestos. They may also have asbestos paper backing, or be fixed with asbestos- containing mastic. This sheet describes good practices to follow if you need to lift a small amount of flooring that contains asbestos.

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What you should know about working with asbestos (information sheet)

Anyone who works on the fabric of a building may be at risk of disturbing asbestos.

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PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.