Asbestos Management Policy and Plan

  • Facility Management Schedule

  • Student Handbook and Induction

  • Asbestos Register Controller’s Guide

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.

Management Plan

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 Audits 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.

Reporting System

Our inspection reporting maybe different to other companies mainly in the formatting of our reports. We believe our reports to be second to none.

Report Brief.

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 GAA’s 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.

Facility Management Schedule

Asbestos Solution

Global Asbestos Audit has developed an exclusive system for providing the total Asbestos Solution for their clients. The Asbestos Audit “Solution” has evolved to satisfy ALL the required compliance needs of the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice 2011 and the National Code for the Management of Asbestos in Workplaces, (including Maritime Industry) and ALL State and Territory regulations. Global Asbestos Audit provides a National and overseas service standard second to none.

 

Global Asbestos Audit provides the complete “Asbestos Solution” as required by the above-mentioned codes and regulations;

  • The Asbestos Audit & Asbestos Register
  • Your Asbestos Management Policy & Facility Management Schedule – Site-specific
  • Your Staff/Tenant Handbook
  • The Staff/Tenant Induction Sheet
  • The Asbestos Controllers Guide
  • Work request & work completion Forms
  • Action Plan
  • Draft Company Statement
  • Draft Work Method Statement

Global Asbestos Audit has developed an inspection system second to none using their proprietary software system that allows instant real-time reporting, integrated images, Advanced search capabilities, Automated email notifications, ICloud back up, and sample logging/Chain of Custody.

What an asbestos report does – Identifies asbestos in the workplace, establish a register, undertaking of risk assessment, put in place control measures, make Recommendations and Legal requirements.

The end product is a user-friendly report we believe we have the best reporting system available today.

Some key elements are:

  1. Our Asbestos Register has integrated photographs in the report (not added at the end) to quickly identify the Asbestos Containing Material – area; location and any damage.
  2. Our Asbestos Survey report identifies Room by Room every area inspected and includes integrated photos to support this. This not only offers quality assurance to our client, but it also will eliminate doubt of what has been inspected, and what not (if any); of visiting contractors and save money and time at the re-audit phase.

 

Student Handbook & Induction

A major requirement of the introduction of an Asbestos register and your Asbestos Management Policy is that your staff are informed that Asbestos is present and that you have a policy and procedure in place to handle this.

The purpose of induction is to introduce the asbestos register and its content to all the people in the organisation who may be directly or indirectly responsible for maintaining and using the register on a daily basis.

Global Asbestos Audit provides the complete “Asbestos Solution” as required by the above-mentioned codes and regulations;

  • The Asbestos Audit & Asbestos Register
  • Your Asbestos Management Policy & Facility Management Schedule – Site-specific
  • Your Staff/Tenant Handbook
  • The Staff/Tenant Induction Sheet
  • The Asbestos Controllers Guide
  • Work request & work completion Forms
  • Action Plan
  • Draft Company Statement
  • Draft Work Method Statement

 

THE AIM OF THE ASBESTOS POLICY

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.

CRITICAL POINTS

The purpose of this Policy is to minimise the exposure of persons to airborne fibres and dust caused by maintenance or alteration work carried out in the vicinity of asbestos. Asbestos removal work other than make safe, small jobs and emergencies is only to be undertaken by a licensed removalist in accordance with the Regulations and of Practice for Asbestos removal work and with the approval of the Asbestos Register Controller.

The Policy is:

  • To provide an Asbestos Register for all locations.
  • Induct and Train Employees & Contractors
  • Consult with Employees regarding the development and implementing of this Policy.
  • Keep all records relevant to Asbestos activities for 40 years from the date of last entry.

Global Asbestos Audits provides the complete “Asbestos Solution” as required by the above-mentioned codes and regulations;

  • The Asbestos Audit & Asbestos Register
  • Your Asbestos Management Policy & Facility Management Schedule – Site-specific
  • Your Staff/Tenant Handbook
  • The Staff/Tenant Induction Sheet
  • The Asbestos Controllers Guide
  • Work request & work completion Forms
  • Action Plan
  • Draft Company Statement
  • Draft Work Method Statement

Questions? Call us on 1800 635 977 and we’ll do our best to help.

Email: admin@globalasbestosaudits.com.au

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