Asbestos

QR codes as asbestos warning labels

Do you get alarmed when you see an asbestos warning sign?  It can be confronting to think there are asbestos-containing materials under your feet, for example. In general, if asbestos is in good condition and isn’t disturbed, it is not a risk.  But it’s a different story if someone starts [...]

By |2019-08-20T20:45:24+00:00November 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Asbestos management plans for the workplace

We’ve noticed some confusion about whether PCBUs need to identify asbestos in the workplace or whether they have until 4 April 2018 to identify it. If your workplace was built before 1 January 2000, you have until 4 April 2018 to put an asbestos management plan (AMP) in place.  We [...]

By |2019-08-20T20:45:24+00:00October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Planning on refurbishing your building?

Before you start, ask yourself these key questions: Was the building built prior to 2000? Can you confirm it does not contain asbestos? Can you verify your contractors know how to recognise, safely handle and control asbestos? If the answer to the first question is no, proceed as normal. But [...]

By |2019-08-20T20:45:24+00:00March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Asbestos – the new frontier

New Zealand embraced the use of asbestos for decades. It was included in so many products that it can be found on the roof, in the ceiling, on the walls and floors, and around pipes – in fact, pretty well everywhere in residential and commercial buildings alike.

By |2019-08-20T20:45:24+00:00June 5th, 2016|0 Comments