Depending on the Australian jurisdiction, all workplaces built before 1990 or 2003 should be assessed for the presence of asbestos, with findings recorded in an Asbestos Register.
For newer structures and equipment it may be possible to use original design and material specifications to determine whether Asbestos containing Materials (ACMs) are likely to be present. If specifications are not available a Workplace Asbestos Audit should be undertaken or, suspect materials should either be sampled or presumed to be ACM.
A copy of the Asbestos Register must remain available at the workplace, and anyone planning works which might disturb ACMs, such as electricians, plumbers, builders and maintenance staff, must be provided with a copy prior to any site works.
BENSS' Asbestos Registers
BENSS' Asbestos Audit & Inspection Reports also function as the Asbestos Register, including all the information required by State and Territory legislation.
Our reports are designed to be clear and easy for use by all, not just industry professionals.
Asbestos Registers & Reports incorporate Risk Assessments, Photographs, and Marked Plans highlighting locations of materials.
Non-asbestos materials present in an area are also reported during a typical audit. This allows for non-asbestos materials to be identified quickly, without needing additional samples at a later date.
|Photo: Cabling installed through asbestos lining (white) of timber electrical boxing|
Recommendations for asbestos exposure risk controls are presented in our Asbestos Registers.
All Asbestos Audits and Risk Assessments are conducted by our Experienced & Licensed Asbestos Assessors.
If asbestos materials are identified or presumed to be present, an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) should also be prepared.
See Also Asbestos Management Plans
Asbestos Register Database
Many of our clients control large or multiple sites and assets. In these situations we can provide a tailored Excel database version of the Asbestos Register, including Photographs and Marked Plans.
The Asbestos Register Database is well suited centralised asbestos management for large or small organisations.
Elements of the database format, such as colour coding and risk assessment scores or criteria, can be tailored to individual Client needs.
Information can be efficiently reviewed, and management actions prioritised.
As a live document, the Asbestos Register Database can be maintained up-to-date, providing an important record of historical asbestos works and control measures.