Asbestos Removal Melbourne – Workplaces
The asbestos removal Melbourne industry has a number of laws and regulations when it comes to asbestos in workplaces.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) outline all responsibilities and duties relating to workplace health and safety in Victoria.
A person who manages or controls a workplace must eliminate the exposure of to airborne asbestos fibres or reduce that exposure so far as is reasonably practicable. Managers must also ensure that employees are not exposed to atmospheric concentration of asbestos fibres above the exposure standard. Employees must also ensure they comply with OHS standards when it comes to asbestos in workplaces.
There is a code which applies to managing asbestos in the workplace and removing asbestos in the workplace. For more information, click here.
Properties containing asbestos installed after 1 January 2004
If asbestos was installed in your property after 1 January 2004, you are required to notify WorkSafe and then enter into an agreement with WorkSafe to either remove the asbestos or manage the risk through a management plan.
This does not apply to domestic premises if they are solely used for domestic purposes.
If you have asbestos in your workplace and would like a quote for removal, contact Southstar today!
Asbestos Removal Melbourne Guidelines
Asbestos removal Melbourne services providers should:
- have a valid licence issued by WorkSafe.
- transport asbestos in an EPA permit approved vehicle
- consult with customers on the asbestos removal process.
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