AANZ is a Nationwide company founded by Wayne Larmour and John Makuru. Wayne comes from an engineering background and was a Health and Safety inspector with Worksafe NZ while John has been heavily involved in the demolition and asbestos industries since the start of the 2010 Christchurch earthquakes. With their extensive knowledge of the asbestos industry John and Wayne teamed up to form AANZ to help tackle New Zealand’s growing asbestos problem.
AANZ was founded based on new legislation, about to be released in New Zealand, around the Management of Asbestos and the resultant increase for quality asbestos tests required.
New legislation regarding asbestos is due to be released later this year and it will set out the regulations around auditing, removal and clearances. Although currently still at draft stage, this new legislation will likely take on the same format that has been implemented in Australia and the UK. This indicates that in the coming months it may become essential that any building, commercial or domestic, that receives an income will require an Asbestos Register.
AANZ is about personal safety within your home and workplace. Our website is set up to inform you of the dangers of Asbestos, how to test for Asbestos and what you need to be aware of it if exists in your home or workplace.