Working safely around the network

Managing asbestos safely


In Australia, the use of asbestos as a building material was commonplace until the late 1980s. In the electricity industry it had a variety of uses, such as insulation for electrical wiring, in fire doors as well as in underground pit covers, electrical backing boards, cement sheeting and tiles.

Ausgrid has been working for more than 15 years identifying the exact areas where asbestos is present around its electricity network and to safely removing it. An asbestos register details the status of known asbestos in all forms throughout Ausgrid’s electricity network and other Ausgrid properties.

Ausgrid manages the risk posed by asbestos in its workplace via an Asbestos Safety Management Plan, the Ausgrid asbestos register and its documented safe work processes.  

Further Information

Members of public who have questions about Ausgrid’s asbestos removal programs should contact us on (02) 9394 6961.

If you are a contractor working on Ausgrid’s assets, you can request a copy of the asbestos register for the site by contacting the Project Manager for the job or alternately you can email with the site location and project manager’s details.

For further information on asbestos visit SafeWork NSW asbestos resources. They provide a list of asbestos removal providers.

Asbestos E-Learning course

This module is moving to the Contracts Administration system ‘Pegasus’.  

Helpful links

Asbestos & demolition licence holders

Find a SafeWork NSW licensed asbestos assessor who undertake air monitoring, clearance inspections or the issuing of clearance certificates for removal of friable asbestos on the SafeWork NSW.

Asbestos awareness

If you are thinking about renovating, you must be aware of asbestos. It is important for home owners and renovators to be aware of how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home. Visit Asbestos in NSW for advice and training materials.

SafeWork NSW resources

It's important everyone knows what to do if they come into contact with naturally occurring asbestos (NOA). Visit SafeWork NSW.

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