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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLANS

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The Asbestos Management Plan is a legal document that holds key site-specific information around any ACM’s identified or presumed within it, it should include any inspections or surveys undertaken along with the risk associated with asbestos containing material, key people responsible for its upkeep, action plans, decisions on actions and reasons for actions in each case as well as emergency plans and contact information.

 

 

WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR?

 

The asbestos management plan must be made available by the PCBU to workers and their representatives as well as other relevant PCBU’s. a copy of the asbestos management plan must remain in the workplace.

 

WHEN DOES THE PLAN NEED TO BE UPDATED?

 

The asbestos management plan should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis, the plan should always be reviewed in the following situations:

 

    •    Asbestos containing materials are damaged or degraded.

    •    asbestos is removed, disturbed, sealed, or enclosed

    •    the plan is no longer adequate for managing the asbestos risks. 

 

For example, if new asbestos is identified, or if a previously inaccessible area is now accessible.

 

As well as this if a representative for the workers in any specific workplace can request a review of the asbestos

management plan if:

 

    •    any of the situations noted above affects, or may affect, the health and safety of a member of the workgroup being represented, and

    •    the workplace PCBU has not adequately reviewed the asbestos management plan in relation to the situation.

 

IS A SURVEYOR REQUIRED TO PRODUCE THE PLAN?

 

Not necessarily – a competent PCBU can in fact prepare their own asbestos management plan, however, it is essential that the plan is correct and that the decisions regarding the management of the ACM’s are made in-line with the Management and Removal of asbestos ACOP.

 

WHY USE PROTEC CONSULTING FOR YOUR ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLANS?

Our friendly team of professionals have years of experience working within the asbestos industry and are experts within their field.

We are able to advise you impartially and provide information, advice, and produce a management plan that is suitable for all PCBU’s and employees within their places of work.

 

For more information call a member of our team on +61 (07) 56127782

 

or Email admin@protecconsulting.com.au