The new Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations (Haz Subs Regs) came into effect on the 1st December 2017. One of the key changes brought about by the new regulations is the demise of the Approved Handler role. This has been replaced by a new requirement for organisations to have a Certified Handler for certain types of hazardous substances.
If you or your team work in the construction industry or any sort of demolition or refurbishment then you will need to be aware of when and where you could be exposed to Asbestos.
Under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016, a PCBU (a company, sole trader, or self-employed person) is required to have an Asbestos Removal Licence issued by WorkSafe to legally remove more than 10m2 of non-friable asbestos (Class B).
Unit standards covered: 2138 and 29765
Prepare yourself with the knowledge and technical skills to determine if a suitable atmosphere exists to conduct work safely.
Unit standards covered: 25510 and 3058
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