An asbestos register is a centrally managed document that identifies all asbestos-containing materials or suspected asbestos-containing materials found within a structure or workplace.
It is legally required (Work Health and Safety Regulation) if the workplace is a building built before December 31, 2003, if asbestos has been identified, or if there is a reasonable suspicion that asbestos may be present.
An asbestos register should include the following information:
- records of any asbestos assumed or identified,
- the date it was identified, as well as the location, type, and condition of the asbestos;
- Information on asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that is up to date;
- A statement confirming that no asbestos has been found if this is the case.
In October 2022 Airsafe performed an asbestos register and risk assessment for a large multinational in Papua New Guinea.
At the time of the inspection, the facility was occupied and operational.
As there are currently no regulations for asbestos that is fixed or installed in buildings the company has determined in accordance with best practices to have an asbestos register for the site.
An Airsafe licensed asbestos assessor attended the site and undertook the assessment. The report included:
- The type of asbestos-containing materials
- The location of the asbestos-containing materials
- Whether the asbestos-containing material is friable or non-friable and
- The condition of the asbestos-containing material.
From all reports, the client was satisfied with the outcome.
Airsafe’s licensed asbestos assessors are experienced in creating and maintaining asbestos registers and management plans. We’ve created asbestos registers for workplaces throughout Australia and in fact overseas! From factories, office buildings and small businesses to councils, government departments and universities.
To discuss asbestos registers, specific to your needs please contact us today on 1300 888 338.