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Asbestos

Asbestos registers

An asbestos register is not required if the building was constructed after 31 December 1989 and no asbestos has been identified at the workplace and asbestos is not likely to be present.

Asbestos management plans

An asbestos management plan helps people with management and control of buildings and other relevant structures to prevent exposure to airborne asbestos fibres by their staff and site visitors.

Asbestos removal and licensing

Requirements for asbestos removal licensing, clearance inspections and air monitoring.

Electrical switchboards and meters

Switchboard panels and meter boards may contain asbestos. If they were constructed or imported before 1 January 2004 they may contain asbestos containing materials (ACM).

Asbestos related work

Minor work on non-friable asbestos can be done safely by following established safe work procedures to both reduce the likelihood of asbestos fibres becoming airborne and to reduce the risk of any fibres being inhaled.

Safe work procedures

It is important that safe work procedures are in place when carrying out asbestos work or asbestos-related work to prevent fibres becoming airborne.

Induction and safety training for unlicensed work

A structured outline designed for employers, registered training organisations, vocational education students and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

Asbestos and demolition notifications

A notification must be submitted to WHSQ before certain asbestos and demolition work takes place.

Asbestos resources

A wide range of free resources providing information and guidance on asbestos related topics and issues.

Asbestos health monitoring

Health monitoring is required for certain workers involved in asbestos removal or other asbestos-related work.

Last updated
04 April 2017

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