What you should know as a tradesperson
If you work in the trades, services or maintenance areas, it is highly likely that at some point, you will come across asbestos. If this happens, then ask yourself the following questions:
Do you know where in the building the asbestos may be found? Have you been provided with an asbestos register?
Is the asbestos material in good condition and can it be safely left alone?
Are you able to safely and legally undertake the work or is a licensed removalist required?
Can you comply with asbestos safety requirements as outlined in the legislation and the national codes of practice and do you know how to safely remove, package, and dispose of asbestos safely?
Are you required to notify the local council?
It is recommended that all asbestos is removed by a licensed removalist.
Further guidance is provided in our Publications section.