Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos [NOHSC:2002 (1988)] - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to remove asbestos from a vessel or ship.

This code provides guidance for industry to meet their legal obligations, and should be applied whenever any amount of asbestos or asbestos-containing material is to be removed from a workplace. The purpose of this code is to provide advice for the safe removal of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials from buildings and structures, plant and equipment, and vehicles. This code has been superseded by NOHSC: 2002 (2005).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) (National Standards) Regulations 2003 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

Operating address:
Comcare, Level 4
121 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9905
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62750070


02 62750067

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