You can use this compliance code as a practical guide for how to meet your occupational health and safety duties or obligations in relation to managing asbestos in workplaces.
- workplaces where asbestos is present 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 (ACM) are carried out.
This code is particularly relevant if you have management or control of a workplace, or plant in a workplace, where asbestos is present, or you are an employer at a workplace where asbestos is present. It is also relevant for employers engaged in asbestos-related activities, and employers or self-employed persons performing demolition or refurbishment at a workplace where asbestos is present. It uses examples and tools you can apply to your own situation.
If you comply with this code, you are deemed to comply with the Act or Regulation duty covered by the code. However, this code is not mandatory and duty holders may choose to use some other way to achieve compliance.