What is an Asbestos Management Plan?
The Queensland Government defines an Asbestos Management Plan as a plan that “helps people with management and control of buildings and other relevant structures to prevent exposure to airborne asbestos fibres by their staff and site visitors. This person must take reasonable steps to label and record asbestos in a register and inform everyone on the premises where asbestos is present, the consequences of exposure to asbestos and other appropriate control measures. The plan should set out clear aims, stating what is going to be done, when it is going to be done, and how it is going to be done”.
As part of safe asbestos management, any workplace built before 1989 is required by law to have an Asbestos Audit carried out; if asbestos is found, or believed to be present then an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) is legally required.
What Does It Cover?
For an Asbestos Audit in Brisbane, on the Sunshine Coast or anywhere else in Queensland or Australia, there are many points to cover, including:
- The date the asbestos was identified
- The type of asbestos product
- Whether the asbestos is Friable or Bonded
- The location and condition of the asbestos
- A timetable for action
- Training arrangements for those involved
An Asbestos Audit will NOT be required if:
- The workplace was built after December 31, 2003
- No asbestos is likely to be present
The laws surrounding asbestos testing, auditing, removal and disposal are very strict – and with good reason. Asbestos poses a major threat to health and safety, and to our environment.
Australia has the second-highest mesothelioma death rate in the world
The Silent Killer
Asbestos is often referred to as the Silent Killer. We are only now beginning to see the full extent of the damage done to peoples’ health through the use of this product.
More than 10,000 people have died from mesothelioma in Australia since the early 1980s. Asbestos-related illnesses and diseases are a very real threat. The Mesothelioma Centre predicts that asbestos-related deaths could number around 25,000 over the next four decades.
Zero ASBESTOS takes these statistics very seriously. It is our aim to safely eradicate as much asbestos as possible. If you think you have asbestos in your home or workplace, please contact us immediately. Do not attempt to remove it yourself.
Asbestos Management Plan Sunshine Coast / throughout Queensland or another state of Australia
For information and help with an Asbestos Management Plan on the Sunshine Coast, throughout Queensland or another state of Australia, please contact our head office on : 07 5437 8900.
Asbestos Management Plan Brisbane
For information and help with an Asbestos Management Plan in Brisbane please call 07 3333 2010.