The removal of less than 10m2 of non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM), or ACD associated with that work, does not require any asbestos removal control plan. However a safe work management plan is required and must be documented.
Asbestos related work means work involving asbestos, other than asbestos removal for example drilling into ACM. Asbestos related work that is also high risk construction work, for example, disturbance of asbestos requires a documented safe work method statement.
Where asbestos has been identified at the workplace an asbestos management plan must be prepared, maintained and reviewed. It must be accessible to workers, their health and safety representatives and other persons.
An asbestos management plan sets out how asbestos or ACM that is identified at the workplace will be managed, for example, what, when and how it is going to be done.
An asbestos management plan must include:
Other information that may be included in the asbestos management plan are:
The person with management or control of the workplace must ensure the asbestos management plan is reviewed and, if necessary, revised at least once every five years or when:
A person with management or control of a workplace must ensure that a register (an asbestos register) is prepared and kept at the workplace, if the building was constructed before 2003. The person must ensure that the asbestos register is maintained to ensure the information in the register is up-to-date. The register should be reviewed and as necessary revised if further asbestos is identified.
The asbestos register has to be readily accessible to workers, health and safety representatives and other persons.
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