If you’re doing renovations, repairs or building work, it’s important to first know whether asbestos may be present and how to deal with it safely.
- For houses (including garages, sheds and outbuildings): you should make sure any asbestos is identified and if possible, have it removed by a licensed asbestos removalist. See the ‘Removing asbestos’ tab below for more information.
- For a non-residential building: ask the person with management or control for a copy of the asbestos register before you start work. If there’s no register, make sure the building is inspected to determine if any asbestos is present — or simply assume it is present. See the ‘Removing asbestos’ tab below for more information.
Read the codes
For full guidance, see these codes of practice:
These contain easy to understand, practical guidance (including samples and templates) for managing the risks associated with asbestos in a workplace, and therefore reducing the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.