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How to safely remove asbestos: Code of practice

Effective in Tasmania on and from 5 Dec 2018

The code of practice for How to Safely Remove Asbestos:

  • provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with asbestos removal; and how to achieve the standards required under the work health and safety laws
  • explains licensing requirements for asbestos removal work
  • explains health monitoring duties
  • explains duties for licensed asbestos removal work, including certification and training, preparing an asbestos removal control plan, obtaining the asbestos register, clearance inspections, and more
  • explains controls applicable to all types of asbestos removal, including wet and dry methods, tools and equipment, personal protective equipment, decontamination, laundering clothing, and waste containment and disposal, and more
  • covers using an enclosure during large-scale removal work, including designing/installing/testing/dismantling an enclosure, negative pressure exhaust units, and more
  • covers methods for small scale removal work, and controls for specific asbestos removal work
  • includes example of a clearance certificate and examples of asbestos removal work.
Updated: 4th April 2022