Compliance code: Removing asbestos in workplaces - Key changes

A guide to explain recent updates to the removing asbestos in workplaces compliance code.

  1. Key changes for 2019/20

    The Minister for Workplace Safety, Jill Hennessy, approved minor amendments to 11 compliance codes made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act), which includes the Removing asbestos in the workplace compliance code.

    The minor amendments were made to:

    • reflect amendments to section 35 and 36 of the OHS Act by the Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Act 2018
    • improve style and branding consistency across the existing codes.

    Change summary

    Paragraph 8

    Replace "health and safety" with "health or safety".

    Paragraph 9

    Replace "OHS Act s36" with "OHS Act s35".

    Front cover

    Update front cover to 'Edition 2'.

    Back cover

    Update translation service contact details.