How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You may need to comply with this code if you intend to operate a business in a workplace in which asbestos or asbestos containing material is present. Examples include:

  • workplaces where asbestos is fixed or installed in a building, structure, ship or equipment
  • demolition works on a building, structure, ship or plant where asbestos is fixed or installed
  • workplaces where activities involving asbestos containing material are carried out.

This code provides information on the identification of the presence of asbestos at the workplace, and the implementation of measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of exposure to airborne asbestos fibres, thereby minimising the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

This Code contains legal requirements which prohibit persons conducting a business or undertaking from carrying work involving asbestos or asbestos containing material, except in prescribed circumstances.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

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