Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016

26 Duty to identify and remove asbestos before refurbishment of home


A PCBU who is to carry out refurbishment of a home must ensure—


that all asbestos that is likely to be disturbed by the refurbishment is identified; and


so far as is reasonably practicable, that the asbestos is removed before the refurbishment is commenced.


A PCBU who contravenes subclause (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—


for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $10,000:


for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $50,000.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Aust) r 457