An Asbestos Management Plan is a site-specific document describing the procedures to be followed when asbestos is sampled or assumed present in the workplace. It’s an essential tool for managing asbestos risks, and aims to ensure full compliance with regulatory requirements at all stages.
A person who has management or control of the workplace must ensure that an asbestos management plan is prepared if asbestos has been identified. The Asbestos Management Plan must:
Asbestos management plans must be updated at least every five years. Helia EHS commonly produces asbestos management plans after non-intrusive asbestos assessments for individual assets – or a larger portfolio.
In the Australian Capital Territory, it is a legal requirement that all asbestos removal work is carried out by a licensed asbestos removalist.
In all other states and territories an appropriately licensed asbestos removalist to be engaged unless you are removing less than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos. Helia EHS recommend if you are removing less than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos you engage a licensed removalist to undertake the work, or at least provide asbestos awareness training.
Helia EHS acknowledges that the model WHS Regulations has established two licences: Class A and Class B.