in Australia must comply with stringent new safety
regulations where asbestos Containing Material (ACM) is
present in buildings. New asbestos risk management
requirements in Australia place more important legal
obligations on any business that owns buildings or sites
with Asbestos Containing Material.
Are You Affected?
You must comply with the legislation: Owners of buildings
have a duty of care to -
Develop an Asbestos management Plan;
Investigate their premises for the
presence of ACM;
Develop a register of identified or
Remove or minimize the risk of ACM;
Implement Control Measures.
What must you do?
If asbestos is identified in your building
or workplace the owner of the building (or owner’s
representative) is required to document and implement an
asbestos management plan in accordance with the national
code of practice.
This plan is to include items such as:
A register of asbestos-containing
materials at the workplace.
Details of maintenance and service work
undertaken on asbestos-containing materials.
Mechanisms for communicating the
location and type of asbestos-containing materials to
employees and others who may come into contact with
Any decisions regarding the abatement
An action plan (including timeframes)
for the abatement works.
Airborne monitoring arrangements.
Responsibilities and accountabilities of
key staff in the implementation of the plan.
Procedure for reviewing and updating the
Safe work method statements / risk
All asbestos-containing materials left
in-situ should be clearly labelled to prevent
inadvertent exposure to persons not familiar with the