Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos - Australian Government


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.

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 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 AG

Regulation(s) name

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

Administering agency

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

Contact details

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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
Phone: 02 6275 0070
Phone: 1300 366 979
Fax: 02 6275 0067