Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016

35 Duty of licensed asbestos removalist to inform certain persons about intended asbestos removal work

(1)

This regulation applies if a licensed asbestos removalist is to carry out licensed asbestos removal work at a workplace.

(2)

The licensed asbestos removalist must, before commencing the licensed asbestos removal work, inform the PCBU with management or control of the workplace—

(a)

that licensed asbestos removal work is to be carried out at the workplace; and

(b)

when the work is to commence.

(3)

If the workplace is a home, the licensed asbestos removalist must, before commencing the licensed asbestos removal work and so far as is reasonably practicable, inform the following persons that asbestos removal work is to be carried out at the workplace and when the work is to commence:

(a)

the person who commissioned the asbestos removal work:

(b)

a PCBU at the workplace:

(c)

the occupier of the home:

(d)

the owner of the home:

(e)

anyone occupying premises in the immediate vicinity of the workplace.

(4)

A person who contravenes subclause (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—

(a)

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

(b)

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

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Aust) r 467