Dealing with asbestos is a complicated process – don’t leave it to chance

Asbestos is officially recognised as the number one killer in the New Zealand workplace, and as of April 2018 new government asbestos guidelines require all property owners to have identified and managed all asbestos risks at their properties.


NEW ASBESTOS REQUIREMENTS as at april 2018 - WHO IS AFFECTED?

All businesses and entities defined by Worksafe New Zealand as ‘Persons Conducting a Business or an Undertaking’ (PCBUs) now have a number of responsibilities to meet when it comes to asbestos, including:

  • Checking for the presence or absence of asbestos on your property;

  • Assessment of the risks from asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs), and identifying suitable ways to control them; and

  • Development of an asbestos management plan to set out strategies to manage asbestos in the workplace.

Government departments and agencies, local councils, utility and service providers, schools and early childhood education services, charities and any private land owners, businesses, or partnerships with property are all expected to adhere to these new asbestos guidelines.


WHAT IF A BUSINESS OR PROPERTY OWNER DOESN’T COMPLY with the new asbestos requirements?

Since April 2018, Worksafe NZ have the authority to issue fines or prosecute any property owners (with commercial gain) that don’t comply with the new asbestos regulations.

HOW CAN 4SIGHT HELP?

Our team of recognised professionals have extensive experience in identifying asbestos and other hazardous substances, assessing asbestos risks, identifying asbestos management strategies, and providing asbestos awareness and health and safety training.

Our Asbestos team are current Asbestos Assessor Licence Holders and are qualified to manage all aspects of asbestos risks.

We pride ourselves on providing timely and cost- effective advice to our clients, while maintaining regulatory and environmental integrity.

OUR ASBESTOS SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Asbestos testing, surveying and auditing (management, demolition/refurbishment, pre-works assessments);

  • Asbestos project management, scoping and advice;

  • Developing asbestos registers;

  • Asbestos management plans;

  • Review of asbestos removal control plans;

  • Asbestos monitoring and asbestos clearance assessments associated with asbestos removal;

  • Soil investigations for asbestos and/or hazardous substances;

  • Asbestos abatement and asbestos management methodologies;

  • Asbestos-related work oversight; and

  • Training around asbestos awareness and eliminating exposure to risks.

GET IN TOUCH WITH AN ASBESTOS EXPERT

Chrisco Oelofse | North Island | 022 031 2851 |  EMAIL VIEW PROFILE

Richard Thompson | South Island | 021 026 53611 |  EMAIL VIEW PROFILE