WorkSafe’s asbestos guides | IMPAC health and safety 17

22 June, 2018  |  News


As Stuff reported last week, Christchurch's Court Theatre was found to be contaminated with asbestos. And last month, the Reserve Bank building in Wellington was evacuated after traces of asbestos were found on one level. Finding asbestos is common and knowing what to do is important to the health and safety of everyone involved.

If you're a builder, electrician, painter, or plumber working with or near asbestos, WorkSafe have got you covered, with four guides to help you quickly understand your responsibilities and how to manage risks around asbestos.

 

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According to the WorkSafe website, the guides are for tradespeople who work for themselves or have other people (including apprentices) working for them. Each guide is a one-stop information resource that covers:

  • the risk of working with or near asbestos
  • the difference between friable and non-friable asbestos
  • where asbestos is likely to be found in New Zealand homes and other buildings
  • the key ways to protect yourself when working with asbestos
  • how to dispose of asbestos waste
  • workers’ rights and responsibilities.


To download the quick guides

Go to the WorkSafe website, or:

  • Click here to download Working with or near asbestos  for builders
  • Click here to download Working with or near asbestos  for electricians
  • Click here to download Working with or near asbestos  for painters
  • Click here to download Working with or near asbestos – for plumbers