Compliance Code: Removing Asbestos in Workplaces - Victoria


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 asbestos removal work. People who carry out asbestos removal work must understand how to perform the work safely and meet the requirements of the regulations.

The information in this compliance code is particularly relevant if you are a licensed asbestos removalist, or an employer or self-employed person carrying out limited removal work. It is also relevant for people who commission asbestos removal work, those who manage or control workplaces where removal work is performed, and employees and health and safety representatives of workplaces where removal work is carried out. 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.

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 Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

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