Original article published by WorkSafe Queensland
The audits will target businesses operating from buildings built before 1990 and where asbestos is, or may be, present. Assessments will focus on compliance with requirements under the WHS Regulation and codes of practice to have asbestos registers and management plans in place. Inspectors will take enforcement action if the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres is not being managed effectively.
Targeted areas: Statewide.
What can my business do to prepare?
Ensure you comply with requirements for asbestos registers and management plans in accordance with Part 8.3 Management of asbestos and associated risks (the WHS Regulation). During the visit, you should provide the inspector with:
- your asbestos register and management plan
- any relevant inspections by a competent person under section 422 of the WHS Regulation or otherwise concerning asbestos in the building.
Find out more about the asbestos compliance campaign.