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Working with asbestos
Asbestos Quick Guides for tradespeople
Asbestos poses a significant health risk for tradespeople, which is why we have launched four new guides designed to help plumbers, builders, electricians and painters quickly understand their responsibilities and manage the risks when working with or near asbestos.Read more
Training is an important part of the asbestos licensing system. In order to hold the right licence, workers in Class A and B, Supervisors and Assessors need to receive relevant training.Read more
Where asbestos can be found
These A3 posters show where asbestos can be found in New Zealand industrial buildings and residential houses.Read more
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.Read more
Locations of asbestos in commercial buildings
Asbestos can be located in commercial buildings and this fact sheet provides information on where it is commonly found.Read more
What you should know about working with asbestos
Anyone who works on the fabric of a building may be at risk of disturbing asbestos.Read more
Key duties for surveyors and assessors
This information sheet shows the three different parties involved in the asbestos removal process. It outlines the differences between the different duties for asbestos surveyors and asbestos assessors.Read more
Asbestos approved methods
Approved methods provide for work involving asbestos to be carried out that would otherwise be prohibited by RegulationsRead more
Conducting asbestos surveys
How to survey premises for asbestos and asbestos-containing material, the methodology to use when carrying out surveys, and how to report and present the resultsRead more
Laboratory accreditation process
A laboratory can request approval from WorkSafe to analyse samples for the presence of asbestos or asbestos-containing material (ACM) for up to 12 months while undergoing accreditation by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ).Read more