In the ACT, Canberra all buildings built before 2004 must have in place an Asbestos Management Plan for the site. SWE's staff are all licenced asbestos assessors and can carry out building inspections to identify and assess asbestos.
ASBESTOS SURVEY, REGISTER AND MGMT. PLAN BY SWE IN CANBERRA, ACT
All of SWE's Asbestos Services Consultants currently hold Class A and Class B Asbestos Assessors Licences as is a requirement by the ACT government in firstly carrying out the Asbestos Survey and more importantly compiling the Asbestos Management Plan which becomes a controlled document for the ongoing management of Asbestos of the property. SWE are proud of the fact that 3 of our members were among the first to acquire such licences within Australia.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT OF ASBESTOS REGISTER AND MGMT. PLAN IN THE ACT
It is a requirement under ACT Dangerous Substances (General) Regulation 2007 for all non-residential properties constructed before 31st December 2003 to have an Asbestos Management Plan including Asbestos register in place. A controller of a non-residential property has a duty of care to firstly establish the presence or absence of asbestos (Asbestos Survey) and then undertake to control the hazard (Asbestos Management Plan) so as to maintain a safe work environment for the property occupants and all others permitted access or use of the facilities within.
ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN
An Asbestos Management Plan assists the property manager and the building owner with the ongoing management of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) found identified within the building. SWE has years of experience in compiling AMPs for various clients with small and large property portfolios. SWE offer standard AMPs or the development of client specific management plans. The management plan should be made available to building occupants, management, contractors and maintenance contractors and should also be part of the property induction program. The SWE AMPs typically contain the following main sections: - Policy and Commitment Statement: - Responsibilities: - Communications and Awareness; - Management of In Situ Asbestos, Planning for Removal, Managing Removal of Asbestos and Documentation Review.