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Minor work on non-friable asbestos can be done safely by following established safe work procedures to both reduce the likelihood of asbestos fibres becoming airborne and to reduce the risk of any fibres being inhaled.
Requirements for asbestos-related work
Asbestos-related work means work involving asbestos, other than asbestos removal work, that is permitted under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, such as, maintenance work that involves disturbing asbestos.
A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage the risks associated with asbestos-related work both to themselves and others.
Find more information:
- documentation requirements for asbestos-related work
- Induction and safety training for unlicensed work.
Electrical switchboards and meters
Switchboard panels and meter boards may contain asbestos. If they were constructed or imported before 1 January 2004 they may contain asbestos containing materials (ACM).