Asbestos liabilities and insurance for trades who carry out work involving asbestos fact sheet

Date created: Date modified: 25 May 2022

This fact sheet provides information for trades who carry out work in areas where asbestos materials are present, about the importance of obtaining appropriate insurances to cover potential asbestos-related liabilities. The fact sheet also explains why it is important to check and plan for the presence of asbestos, and how to reduce potential health risks and liabilities by engaging a licenced asbestos professional to safely and legally identify, remove and dispose of asbestos before work commences.

This information is relevant to those in the demolition and construction industry, automotive industry, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, installers of fire safety equipment and air conditioning units, and those who undertake maintenance work on buildings.