National Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Material Fibres - Western Australia

Description

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to handle synthetic mineral fibres in your workplace.

This code outlines safe work practices and general responsibilities when handling synthetic mineral fibres. Compliance with this code is designed to eliminate or control the level of respirable fibres in the atmosphere.

Synthetic mineral fibres is a generic term used to collectively describe a number of amorphous (non-crystalline) fibrous materials including glassfibre, mineral wool and ceramic fibre. They are also known as Man Made Mineral Fibres and are mainly used in insulation and other building materials.

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.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

WorkSafe

Contact details

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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)