Health and Safety in Employment (Asbestos) Regulations 1998

Reprint as at 21 October 2015

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Health and Safety in Employment (Asbestos) Regulations 1998

(SR 1998/443)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 14th day of December 1998

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Pursuant to section 21 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1Title and commencement
3Meaning of employer and employee
4Relationship between Act and regulations
5Approved laboratory to specify testing method
6Warning notices
7Dust control measures
8Adequate and suitable storage
9Maintaining cleanliness
10Laundering of contaminated clothing
11Storage of asbestos
12Distribution of asbestos
13Disposal of asbestos waste
14Maintenance of protective clothing and equipment
15Maintenance of dust control equipment
16Maintenance of cleaning equipment
17Isolation of work areas
18Certificates of competence for restricted work involving asbestos
19Certificates of competence
20WorkSafe may recognise organisations
21Application for certificate of competence to be made to chief executive or WorkSafe
22Application to contain evidence
23Requirements of applicants
24Investigations by chief executive or WorkSafe
25Use of information
26Chief executive or WorkSafe to issue certificate of competence
27WorkSafe to determine duration
28Renewal of certificate of competence
29Cancellation or suspension of certificate of competence
30Replacement of certificate of competence
32Appeal to District Court
33Fees inclusive of goods and services tax
34Transitional provision relating to certificates of competence
35Labelling of products containing asbestos
37Consequential amendment
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