Our experienced team at Hazard Management can answer any asbestos questions you may have. The most common questions we get asked are below, however, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page or contact us if you need an further questions answered. We are here to help.

An AMP is a written plan which finds asbestos in your workplace. The plan also details how to manage risks, how to deal with emergencies, and develops a schedule to review the risks. Ultimately, if the building or workplace has the possibility of having the hazardous product, it must have an AMP.

Here is a link to Section 10 of the NZ regulations.

If you are contracting people to carry out work on your home or workplace, you become a PCBU (person conducting business or undertaking). As a PCBU, your legal responsibility includes identifying all asbestos materials in the area of works before any work is carried out. All asbestos materials that are found in the survey must be removed prior to work starting and, depending on the type and amount of asbestos, a clearance inspection must be completed to declare the area safe from asbestos.

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A competent person can remove up to and including 10m² of non-friable asbestos. That is a person who knows how to safely handle the material and the associated risks. Nonetheless, we recommend using an experienced licensed removalist. We can help find you the correct removalist company to do the job safely.

Here is a link to the regulation.

A competent person can legally take a sample themselves. In this case, a competent person must understand the dangers of asbestos. In addition, they must use:

  • the correct PPE and RPE,
  • the correct sampling technique to limit fibre release,
  • an IANZ accredited laboratory to analyse the sample.

If you are in any doubt, we can offer advice. Or, better still, remove all doubt and get us to do it for you.

Here is more information on the NZ regulations.

All asbestos materials in the area must be removed before refurbishment work can start. We can provide you with a detailed refurbishment report which locates all the suspect materials in the area of concern.

Find Section 26 of the NZ regulations here.

First and foremost, stop any work you may be doing and isolate the area to prevent access. Then, give us a call. We can either offer advice over the phone or on site. Further action will be determined by the type and condition of the material found.

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