Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos - Prescribed Relevant Courses) Safe Work Instrument 2017

Pursuant to section 227 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, after being satisfied that appropriate consultation has been carried out under section 227(3), approves the following safe work instrument, which has been developed by WorkSafe New Zealand, and is referred to the definition of ‘relevant course’ in regulation 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

Safe work instrument

1. Title

This is the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos - Prescribed Relevant Courses) Safe Work Instrument 2017.

2. Commencement

This safe work instrument comes into force on 1 June 2017.

3. Interpretation

  1. In this safe work instrument, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Act means the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

    NZQA means New Zealand Qualifications Authority

    NZQA unit standard 29765 means NZQA unit standard (remove non-friable asbestos) or any substantially equivalent NZQA unit standard that replaces it

    NZQA unit standard 29766 means NZQA unit standard (remove friable asbestos) or any substantially equivalent NZQA unit standard that replaces it

    NZQA unit standard 29767 means NZQA unit standard (supervise asbestos removal) or any substantially equivalent NZQA unit standard that replaces it

    Regulations means the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

  2. Any term or expression that is defined in the Act or the Regulations and used, but not defined, in this safe work instrument has the same meaning as in the Act or the Regulations.

4. Relevant course for supervision of asbestos removal work

The relevant course for the supervision of asbestos removal work is a course that includes NZQA unit standard 29767.

5. Relevant course for Class A asbestos removal work

The relevant course for Class A asbestos removal work is a course that includes NZQA unit standard 29766.

6. Relevant course for Class B asbestos removal work

The relevant course for Class B asbestos removal work is a course that includes NZQA unit standard 29765.

Health and safety at work (asbestos - prescribed relevant courses) safe work instrument 2017 (PDF 97 KB)

Dated at Wellington this 8th day of May 2017.

HON MICHAEL WOODHOUSE
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 May 2017
This safe work instrument is administered by WorkSafe New Zealand