Work Health and Safety regulations mandate the keeping of up to date Asbestos Registers and Asbestos Management Plans for all premises.
The Asbestos Management Plan is prepared with reference to:
- How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace – Code of Practice [Safe Work Australia (2011)].
- How to Safely Remove Asbestos – Code of Practice [Safe Work Australia (2011)]
- Guidance Note on the Membrane Filter Method for Estimating Airborne Asbestos Fibres 2nd Edition (NOHSC: 3003(2005).
The Asbestos Register is developed as part of an Asbestos Survey and is intended to provide a central repository of information including the locations and types of all materials that contain asbestos.
The Asbestos Register details the present condition of those materials together with a risk assessment for the materials and for any work which may need to be performed on or near the materials during which the materials might be disturbed.
This work may involve enclosure, encapsulation or removal of the materials from the premises, or any other work or occurrence which might directly or indirectly disturb the materials.
This register is usually also contained within a broader Asbestos Management Plan which contains strategies for the management of ACM, and actions required to ensure the health and safety of workers and the public.