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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.

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.

The information sheet describes the specific duties that each of the two roles includes. It also outlines the specific competency requirements that surveyors should hold, and the specific competency requirements that assessors must hold.

In addition, the information sheet provides advice for those who witness unsafe asbestos removal practice and outlines what they should do about it. 

Asbestos: Key duties for surveyors and assessors (PDF 54 KB)