NBN asbestos raised in the Australian Senate two years ago (May 2011)

The problem of pulling cables through asbestos ducts was raised in the Australian Senate  two years ago.  Hansard shows that this question was asked in the  hearings on 30 May 2011 (p.104).

Q: “…whether the draft regulations will make any asbestos issues with pulling cables through existing telecommunication ducts safer or less safe, easier or more difficult, more or less expensive for the NBN project?”

A: No worries.  Relax.  It’s all under control.  Thanks to “risk assessment”, “appropriate controls” and “reasonably practicable”…

“the process of pulling cables through existing asbestos cement telecommunication ducts should not need to be changed”.

About John Culvenor

Hi, Thank you for taking a look at this blog. I work in engineering, ergonomics, creativity, design, training, etc. Often this is about helping solve legal puzzles through accident analysis. Sometimes it is about thinking up better designs for equipment, workplaces, and systems. This blog is about good design and bad design, accident analysis and how it can be done better, and how we can make a better, safer world by design!
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1 Response to NBN asbestos raised in the Australian Senate two years ago (May 2011)

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