Asbestos Management Policy and Plan
The aim of the Asbestos Management Policy is to enable the effective management of all hazards associated with asbestos through a structured program that eliminates or minimises exposure in accordance with legislative requirements.
An Asbestos management policy & Plan is mandatory.
The purpose of this Policy and Plan is to minimise the exposure of persons to airborne asbestos fibres and dust caused by maintenance or alteration work carried out in the vicinity of asbestos.
Asbestos removal work other than minor jobs and emergencies is only to be undertaken by a licensed removalist in accordance with the Regulations and ‘Code of Practice, Work Health and Safety 2011′ for Asbestos removal work and with the approval of the Asbestos Register Controller.
Asbestos Audit can provide a complete asbestos management policy and Plan framework adapted to your particular organisation structure and requirements.
Under the relevant Occupational Health & Safety Act including the new WHS Regulation 2011; workplaces are required to have an Asbestos Management Plan in place, not just an Asbestos Audit/Register.
Our Management Plan is site specific to the conditions surveyed in the register and include some of the below documents. Global Asbestos Audit provides the complete “Asbestos Solution” as required by the above mentioned code and regulation;
- The Asbestos Audit.
- The Asbestos Register
- Your Asbestos Management Policy & Facility Management Schedule
- Your Staff/Tenant Handbook
- The Staff/Tenant Induction Sheet
- The Asbestos Controllers Guide
- Work request & work completion Forms
- Draft Company Statement
- Draft Work Method Statement
- Action Plan
It will also include extra appendixes which I believe will be useful in a facility management role for an organization such as yours.
- Facility Work Schedule Plan (FMS) –
- Facility Maintenance Schedule (FMS)–
The FMS summarizes all the locations of ACM across all sites, giving a quick guide to the condition of the ACM and what work (if any) is required. The FMS Appendix will also give the type of technician required to carry out the remedial works to ACM, this saves facility managers time reading through lengthy reports to find the crucial information they need.
Over the years our team has gained invaluable experience in carrying out large volume site inspections. We are only too aware of the sensitive issues when dealing with property occupants and making sure the communication and logistic procedures are carried out efficiently. Some of our procedures that maybe of interest are:
- Online tracking system
- Instant reporting system
- e – manager of reports
- Online Training and site Induction for staff, visitors and contractors
- NATA laboratory testing
- One contact project manager
- Insured by Lloyds of London
At GAA, we provide you with this completed documentation, tailored to your company profile and requirements.
Global Asbestos Audit is Australia’s premier Asbestos Auditing specialist. We are a company dedicated to offering Asbestos Audits; Registers; Management Plans; Indoor Air Quality; Re-Occupation Certificates; Staff training and provide the complete “Asbestos Solutions”.
At GAA we have been making sure our clients all over Australia are complying with the changing workplace legislation – Safe Work Australia 2011 and the NOHSC: 2018(2005) and Victorian Regulation 2007. Our reporting services have been acknowledged and requested by Government bodies including Department of Health and Department of Environment and Conservation.
Our inspection reporting maybe different to other companies mainly in the formatting of our reports. We believe our reports to be second to none.
Inspection Survey: – The Survey Report (Appendix 4) documents all the areas inspected – Room x Room and all materials tested – Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) or No Asbestos Detected (NAD), areas of ACM are transferred to the Register (Appendix 1)
All areas and suspect materials are recorded and identified by 1 to 3 photos in this survey report.
The Asbestos Survey report is a part of Asbestos Audits rigorous quality assurance program, clearly identifying every area inspected and provides precise and easy to read reporting to our clients. This report also reassures longevity for the report as it provides validity to the survey if ever scrutinized. See Example.
Asbestos Register: – The inspection information will be transferred from the Survey Report to make the Asbestos Register (Appendix 1), including the type of (ACM); Condition; Friability; Activity; Sealed; Likelihood of Damage; Exposure Risk and Labelling. The Risk Control measures and Risk Assessment (AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009) will be recorded along with Recommendations, Legislative Requirements, colour coded priority warnings and Action Plan summary.
The report will include 3 to 5 photos identifying the area, location and any damage or high-risk situations, these will also be identified in the Executive Summary and the colour coded quick guide assessment summary. Note: the photos are included within the body of the report not merely attached; the pages are colour coded to give a quick reference to priorities. See example.