Asbestos poses a significant health risk for tradespeople, which is why we have launched four new guides designed to help plumbers, builders, electricians and painters quickly understand their responsibilities and manage the risks when working with or near asbestos.
A laboratory can request approval from WorkSafe to analyse samples for the presence of asbestos or asbestos-containing material (ACM) for up to 12 months while undergoing accreditation by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ).
Training is an important part of the new asbestos licensing system. In order to hold one of the new licences, workers in Class A and B, Supervisors and Assessors will need to receive relevant training. You have until April 2018 to do so.
This information sheet shows the three different parties involved in the asbestos removal process. It outlines the differences between the different duties for asbestos surveyors and asbestos assessors.