If you are on a job site and there is asbestos present
It is imperative to manage the risks associated with asbestos
Managing the risks associated with asbestos involves:
- knowing how to and then identifying asbestos and asbestos containing material at the workplace and recording this in an asbestos register for the site
- assessing the risk of exposure to airborne asbestos
- eliminating or minimising the risks associated with asbestos by implementing control measures
- reviewing control measures regularly.
- If you or your employee are unsure about any of the above please call AMAA on 1800 017 758 for more information about courses and training
If you manage or control a workplace, it’s your responsibility to ensure an asbestos register is prepared, maintained and kept at the workplace.
- An asbestos register is a document that lists all identified—or assumed—asbestos in a workplace.
The asbestos register must include where the asbestos is, the date it was identified, and the type and condition of the asbestos. This register should be given to the controller or manager fo the work place.
Where possible asbestos must be labelled. For example, a label can be placed in the electrical meter box indicating that the building contains asbestos and the location of the register.
Also try to get photographs or illustrations for showing the location of asbestos in the workplace.
A safe removal of asbestos from the worksite is ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE.
Call AMAA on 1800 017 758 for more information and assistance