How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace Code of Practice - Western Australia

Description

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a business in a workplace in which asbestos or asbestos containing material is present. Examples include:

  • workplaces where asbestos is fixed or installed 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 are carried out.

This code provides information on the identification of the presence of asbestos at the workplace, and the implementation of measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of exposure to airborne asbestos fibres, thereby minimising the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

This code contains legal requirements which prohibit persons conducting a business or undertaking from carrying work involving asbestos or asbestos containing material, except in prescribed circumstances.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Exemptions

In some cases, the most appropriate control measure determined may be to remove the asbestos. This code does not apply to asbestos removal.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

WorkSafe

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Phone: 08 6251 2200
Email: safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)