Model Code of Practice: How to Safely Remove Asbestos - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to remove asbestos from a vessel or ship. Removal of asbestos must be in accordance with the laws of the State or Territory and if no such law exists, this code of practice is to be adhered to.

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.

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

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

Administering agency

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

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