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Seminar for Licensed Asbestos Removalists

Posted on: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 2:03:27 PM

Throughout May, seminars will be held for Licensed Asbestos Removalists to outline their responsibilities under the OSH regulations and legislation administered by the Department of Health.

Seminars will occur in the Perth metropolitan area, Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Karratha.

The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (the regulations), provide authority for WorkSafe to issue Unrestricted and Restricted Asbestos Removal licences. It is important that asbestos removal work is undertaken consistent with the regulations.

WorkSafe and the Department of Health have identified some important areas where holders of Asbestos Removal licences will benefit from information to help ensure their workplace activities comply with the regulations and the work is done safely. It is also worth noting that the Department of Health recently announced fines for failing to safely handle or dispose of asbestos have increased 10-fold in Western Australia. These regulations are relevant to removalists.

Please promote the seminars to Licenced Asbestos Removalists operating in your Local Government area.

For further information visit the Department of Commerce’s website or contact worksafersvp@commerce.wa.gov.au.

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