New Asbestos Rules
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
All class A asbestos removers must conduct a Health & Safety Audit against either AS/NZS 4801 or OHSAS 18001 and the requirements of the regulations by April 2018. Any class A asbestos removal company operationg without being certified by this date is liable for prosecution.
These audits are a 2 stage approach.
- First is a Stage 1 Audit which is approximately 4 hours on site followed by a detailed report that will identify any non-conformances.
- This is followed by a Stage 2 Audit. This audit will include business sites and a sample of any projects you may have on the go.
Any non-conformances will be identified within the robust report.
Once all non-conformances are closed out your certificate will be issued and we will register you on the Jas-ANZ register.
The below links may help you conduct a self-evaluation and identify the requirements needed to comply to the regulations.
Also for your reference click here for a copy of the approved code of practice guidelines (Management and Removal of Asbestos) as published by WorkSafe New Zealand (November 2016, amended December 2016).
For further information please call Craig 0272 445476.