Bushfires increase dangers of asbestos
October 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM
NSW is currently experiencing one of the worst fire seasons in 10 years which has damaged or destroyed properties across the state.
In response, WorkCover NSW is waiving the five-day asbestos removal work notification timeframe to allow immediate clean-up of asbestos debris.
WorkCover NSW Work Health and Safety Division general manager John Watson said under usual circumstances, the legislation required a five-day waiting period before asbestos was removed.