Although the manufacturing and use of asbestos products was banned from 31 December 2003, due to the age of your buildings, there is the real likelihood that they could contain asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was widely used in both building and commercial applications. Asbestos fibres can cause disease such as asbestosis, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.
Common areas that you may find asbestos include cladding, eaves, roof sheeting, electrical switchboards, sheds, wet areas, floor tiles and linoleum, even the kitchen sink.
WHS legislation requires you to have a competent person identify, risk assess and safely manage asbestos in your workplaces and local government owned properties, including accommodation dwellings.
We are able to assist you with this as well as working with you to:
- Develop an asbestos management plan
- Develop an asbestos register
- Undertake risk assessments of presumed asbestos containing material
- Provide asbestos awareness training to better equip workers to identify asbestos containing materials when performing their work activities.
To talk about our asbestos services please contact a member of our People Risk Team (WHS) on 08 9483 8888.
Labelling is an important step in managing asbestos containing materials in your workplaces and dwellings. To assist you do this, LGIS have developed the following label.
To get your complimentary pack, please contact a member of our People Risk Team on 08 9483 8888.