Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace - Western Australia

Service summary

You must comply with this code if you have control of a workplace which has, or is likely to have, asbestos containing materials in it.

The code also applies to people with control of premises, government inspectors, asbestos removalists and others involved in managing and controlling risks from asbestos containing materials. Asbestos containing materials can include buildings, structures, plant and equipment.

Asbestos is a hazardous material that poses a risk to health by inhalation if the asbestos fibres become airborne and people are exposed to these airborne fibres. The code details measures to reduce or eliminate the risks of exposure to airborne asbestos fibres.

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

Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Business Service Centre
Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

08 6251 2200

Phone:

1300 307 877
safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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