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


You may need to comply with this code if you conduct a business that involves the presence of asbestos in the workplace or if you have a duty to manage asbestos related tasks in the workplace.

You may achieve compliance with your legislative requirements through another method if it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety.

A person conducting or undertaking a business must not carry out, direct or allow a worker to carry out work involving asbestos if that work involves manufacturing, supplying, transporting, storing, removing, using, installing, handling, treating, disposing of or disturbing asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, except in prescribed circumstances.

Duties in relation to how to manage and control asbestos in the workplace include:

  • managing health and safety risks associated with asbestos in the workplace
  • implementing warning signs to indicate the presence of asbestos in the workplace
  • being able to safely control and manage asbestos
  • providing suitable and adequate information, training, and instruction to workers regarding asbestos and its presence.

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.

Administering agency

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

NT WorkSafe

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