Compliance Code: Managing Asbestos in Workplaces - Victoria

Description

You will require this code if you manage or control a workplace where there is a risk that employees will be exposed to asbestos. Examples include:

  • 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.

The code sets out practical ways that you can identify asbestos in your workplace and implement safety procedures to reduce risk to the health of your employees, and meet your occupational health and safety obligations. This code of practice is a Compliance Code. Compliance Codes are made to provide practical guidance to persons who have occupational health and safety duties or obligations.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

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.

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Additional information

This code does not apply to asbestos removal.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1444
Fax: 03 9641 1222
Email: info@worksafe.vic.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)