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Regulations

The use of all forms of asbestos has been banned in Australia since the end of 2003.

This means that the import, manufacture, supply, sale and use or reuse of asbestos and asbestos-containing products is no longer permitted. The ban doesn’t apply to asbestos installed prior to this date (eg in residential or commercial buildings).

Due to its strength, durability and resistance to fire and water, asbestos was used in a wide range of building products and materials up until the mid-1980s. Products that may contain asbestos include vinyl floor tiles, cement roof sheeting and wall lining, lagging and jointing material and fire blankets.

Asbestos removal must be done by a licensed removalist and WorkSafe must be notified of any work taking place.


More information

WorkSafe is one of three agencies in Victoria that provides information on asbestos.

We provide advice and information to help employers and workers understand the risks of asbestos, how to comply with your duties, and resources for managing and removing asbestos in workplaces.

If you are a householder intending to work with or remove asbestos from your home, the Department of Health can assist you.

If you involved in the disposal or transportation of waste asbestos, please contact EPA Victoria.

Your local council may also provide information on domestic renovations or construction work.

Asbestos Audits, Registers & Penalties

The National Asbestos Management Code and State based Workplace Health and Safety Regulations require that Persons in Control of workplaces keep an accurate register of asbestos-containing materials (ACM).
Previous Registers and Audits are now obsolete as the requirement to identify ALL Asbestos Containing materials applies. Previous audits, only required “friable” asbestos to be identified.
There is now no differentiation between asbestos materials and asbestos products, therefore all asbestos is now defined as Asbestos Containing Material (ACM).

All Persons in Control, building owners or managers of buildings, vessels or workplaces are required to identify and register ACM irrespective of whether compliance with the precious asbestos management regulations (e.g. materials only) was adhered to.

For further information, please contact your State Government Obligations office:

  1. Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
  2. Victoria (VIC), Worksafe VICTORIA
  3. South Australia (SA), SAFEWORK SA
  4. Tasmania (TAS), WORKPLACE STANDARDS
  5. Western Australia (WA), Department of Commerce
  6. Northern Territory (NT), NT WORKSAFE
  7. New South Wales (NSW), WorkCover NSW
  8. Queensland (QLD)

If Asbestos is identified at the workplace, it is now a MANDATORY that a Register and Management Plan be put in place, further it is a requirement that an Asbestos Re-Audit be completed annually to ensure no further deterioration of the identified ACM.

The Asbestos Management Solution ensures

  • Compliance with Federal and State legislative requirements.

  • Management Plans customised to your organisation.

  • Staff and contractor information packs, ensuring you are over protected and exceeding the basic requirements.

  • Complete confidentiality, no discussion, no comment.

The purpose of our Asbestos Management Service is to assist employers and managers of workplaces to reduce the exposure of asbestos and other hazardous substances in the workplace. We bring experience and practical skills to provide innovative solutions.

Our client base includes private home owners, property managers, environmental consultants and environmental engineers, real estate developers, major corporations, general and demolition contractors, hospitals, educational institutions, religious institutions, architects and engineers.

Qualifications:

Fully Qualified inspectors.
W504 British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).
Licenced building inspectors.
Health department licenced inspectors.

Professional indemnity insurance: $1,000,000 cover Lloyds of London

  • commercial

  • residential

AMS understand the many complexities and concerns when organisations require an Asbestos Management Solution. We understand the need for fast, confidential analysis of a workplace to ensure the protection of your staff, contractors and assets.