Use the resources below to help you with managing your site’s health and safety.
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Non-friable asbestos may be removed by a competent contractor, i.e. someone who has the experience and knowledge of working with asbestos without risk to their own or others’ lives even if they do not have a certificate of competence for restricted work with asbestos.
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The health risks from asbestos occur when people breathe in airborne asbestos fibres. Once inhaled, they can become embedded in the lungs and may cause diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
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WorkSafe NZ must be notified of restricted work involving asbestos at least 24 hours before the work begins.