Laws and guidance
There are a number of laws, compliance codes and guidance documents that can help licensed removalists to understand their obligations relating to asbestos.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) outline all responsibilities and duties relating to workplace health and safety in Victoria. Part 4.4 of the OHS Regulations deals specifically with asbestos.
WorkSafe issues compliance codes to provide practical guidance to those who have duties or obligations under the OHS Act and OHS Regulations.
For asbestos the:
- Managing asbestos in workplaces compliance code provides information on how you can safely manage asbestos in your workplace
- Removing asbestos in workplaces compliance code provides information on how you can arrange for the safe removal of asbestos from your workplace.
There are also licensing requirements for the commercial transport and disposal of asbestos waste.