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WorkSafe is the country’s workplace health and safety regulator. For asbestos this means ensuring thise involved in asbestos work comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Asbestos Regulations 2016. As well as this WorkSafe also manages the asbestos licensing system. You can view their asbestos toolkit – a series of eight information sheets on asbestos – online. You can also phone them on 0800 030 040 or check out the Asbestos hub on their website. If you are an asbestos removalist, check out the new Asbestos ACOP online.

Ministry of Health has information about the health risks of asbestos.
View their website here

Accident Compensation Corporation has a role to raise awareness of the serious harm issues of exposure to asbestos and the preventative steps that people can take to minimise risk and stay safe.
View their website

Canterbury specific contacts

Community and Public Health, a division of the Canterbury DHB, has information on asbestos on its website. You can also phone them on 03 364 1777
Community and Public Health Asbestos Information

Environment Canterbury is focused on identifying instances of illegal or unsafe disposal of asbestos, and taking enforcement action when illegal waste disposal occurs. You can also phone them on 03 353 9007
ECan Asbestos Guidelines

Christchurch City Council provides education and advice to homeowners about handling asbestos in Do-It-Yourself residential settings. You can phone them on 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 and ask to speak to the Environmental Compliance Team.

Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter is an agreement on health and safety between the leaders of a number of government organisations and companies leading the rebuild. More than 330 organisations have signed up to the Charter.
It’s website has a host of information on asbestos

Waimakariri District Council has information on reducing the health risk of asbestos to you and your family. You can also phone them on 03 311 8900
WDC Asbestos Guide