THE REG­U­LA­TIONS AROUND WORK­ING WITH AS­BESTOS CHANGED ON 4 APRIL 2016

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - HEALTH & SAFETY - De­tails, http://www. busi­ness.govt.nz/work­safe/ in­for­ma­tion- guid­ance/ guid­ance-by-hazard-type/ as­bestos

As­bestos is New Zealand’s num­ber one killer in the work­place. Around 170 peo­ple die each year from as­bestos-re­lated dis­eases. Due to its strength, dura­bil­ity and re­sis­tance to fire and water, as­bestos was widely used in build­ing prod­ucts and ma­te­ri­als up un­til the 1990s. The As­bestos Reg­u­la­tions 2016 are de­signed to pro­tect as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble from ex­po­sure to as­bestos fi­bres. • A li­cens­ing sys­tem for the re­moval of as­bestos has been in­tro­duced • Du­ties and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties

have changed • Read the lat­est guid­ance

and in­for­ma­tion • No­ti­fi­ca­tions of li­cenced as­bestos re­moval should now be made five days in ad­vance of work start­ing.

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