ACOP: MANAGEMENT AND REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS
This Approved Code of Practice sets out WorkSafe New Zealand’s (WorkSafe) expectations about how to comply with asbestos health and safety law, including the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.
The commencement date for the Approved Code of Practice is 3rd November 2016
The code is comprehensive and covers all aspects of managing asbestos safely in New Zealand workplaces.
It is divided into different Parts. Which Parts you need to read will depend on whether you are:
-a PCBU with management or control of a workplace that might have asbestos
-a PCBU conducting asbestos removal
-a PCBU conducting asbestos-related work, or
-a licensed asbestos assessor.
WorkSafe recommends that people with duties under asbestos law familiarise themselves with all Parts of the code.
The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety approved this code under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. It can be used in court as evidence of whether the relevant duties under health and safety law were complied with.
Download the Guide (PDF 2.4MB)