Home Residents, Tenants and Renovators

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Homeowners & Handy People “NEED TO KNOW” Fact Sheet – adfa View PDF
Asbestos Fact Sheet – Human Services Housing NSW View PDF
Tenants Rights Fact Sheet – Asbestos & Lead View PDF
Danger Asbestos Cement – adfa View PDF
Fibro & Asbestos – A Renovator & Homeowner’s Guide – WorkCover NSW View PDF
Choosing an Asbestos Consultant Factsheet – WorkCover NSW View PDF
Bonded Asbestos Factsheet – WorkCover NSW View PDF
Danger Dust & Fume Hazard – Do-it-yourself Safely View PDF
10 Suggestions for safe handling of Asbestos Cement – adfa View PDF

Workplace – Work & Health Safety

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NEW Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10 – (in conjunction with the Codes of Practice) View PDF
Management of Asbestos in Recycled Construction and Demolition Waste 2010 – WorkCover View PDF
Choosing an Asbestos Consultant Factsheet – WorkCover NSW View PDF
Bonded Asbestos Factsheet – WorkCover NSW View PDF

WHS Codes of Practice

A code of practice provides details on how to achieve the standards required under the work health and safety (WHS) legislation, by identifying hazards and managing risks.

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), codes of practice are admissible in court proceedings. Courts may regard a code of practice as evidence of what is known about a hazard, risk or control, and rely on it to determine what is reasonably practicable in the circumstances. A person cannot be prosecuted for failing to comply with a code of practice.

A person with duties under the WHS Act can comply with their duties by following another method, such as a technical or industry standard,
if it provides a standard of work health and safety equivalent to, or higher than, the code of practice.

An inspector can refer to an approved code of practice when issuing an improvement or prohibition notice and can offer the person to whom the notice is issued a choice of ways in which to remedy the contravention.

Codes of Practice

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NEW LEGISLATION How to Safely Remove Asbestos View PDF
NEW LEGISLATION How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace View PDF