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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 25 June 2019 at 22:06)
Chapter 11 Part 11.1 Clause 331
331   Definitions
In this Chapter:
asbestos means the fibrous form of those mineral silicates that belong to the serpentine or amphibole groups of rock-forming minerals, including actinolite, amosite (brown asbestos), anthophyllite, chrysotile (white asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos) and tremolite.
demolition work means demolition work (as defined in Chapter 10) that:
(a)  is carried out by means of:
(i)  pushing or pulling using a mobile crane, or
(ii)  a crane using a demolition ball, or
(b)  involves the demolition of a building (or part of a building) that is more than 4 metres in height and that involves pulling with ropes or chains or similar means, or
(c)  involves the demolition of a building by means of explosives.
friable asbestos material means any material that contains asbestos and is in the form of a powder or can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure when dry.
friable asbestos removal work means work in which friable asbestos material is removed, repaired or disturbed, other than:
(a)  work done by a person, at the person’s usual place of business, at a frequency of one hour per week or less, or
(b)  work done for the purpose only of obtaining a sample of asbestos for identification.
permit means a permit to do demolition work or friable asbestos removal work granted and in force under this Chapter.
 Certain former permissions and permits are taken to be permits granted under this Chapter. See Part 11.4.