1800 767 266
150 Sydney Road Coburg VIC 3058 (Head Office)
Level 50, 120 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
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Roscon believes in a high quality service where safety is treated with the upmost respect. We are fully qualified and insured to perform a site inspection and set up an Asbestos Register as required under the OH&S Regulations 2007.
Our inspectors will perform a thorough onsite inspection of your common property to investigate and identify materials presumed to contain asbestos; our inspectors may take sample of materials for testing at a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory for the purpose of positive identification for materials of high exposure and risk at your property.
The law requires that, once the location of ACMs has been established an ‘asbestos register’ must be created for the workplace/ common area. The register records the location, type and condition of the ACMs that have been identified.
The requirement to keep a register does not apply if no asbestos has been identified at the workplace or, if the workplace was built after 31 December 2003, the date from which all forms of asbestos were banned in Australia.
Asbestos-related diseases (such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis) can be contracted by breathing in tiny airborne particles when an asbestos containing material is disturbed. Mesothelioma is fatal and incurable. The mortality rates associated with other asbestos-related diseases, such as lung cancer and asbestosis, are also very high.
Roscon can also take samples of suspected Asbestos from buildings and have the samples tested through our Environmental & Safety Professionals, in NATA Accredited Laboratory. All our Identification Reports are accredited for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025.
Please take the time to watch this three minute video on Asbestos Reporting.
The identification of ACM’s in workplaces is an established requirement under Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 –Part 4.3 Division 5 “Asbestos in Workplaces”
A person who manages or controls a workplace must, so far as is reasonably practicable, identify all asbestos present that is under the person’s management or control.
A person who manages or controls a workplace must record in an asbestos register, in accordance with sub regulation (2), the results of an identification of asbestos conducted by the person under regulation 4.3.20.
Section 26 Duties of persons who manage or control workplaces (1) A person who (whether as an owner or otherwise) has, to any extent, the management or control of a workplace must ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that the workplace and the means of entering and leaving it are safe and without risks to health. Penalty: 1800 penalty units (over $250,000) for a natural person; 9000 penalty units (over 1,267,000) for an Owners Corporations.
4.3.20 Identification of asbestos
4.3.21 Asbestos register
4.3.22 Asbestos register to be kept current
4.3.23 Access to asbestos register
4.3.24 Provision of register by person relinquishing management or control
4.3.25 Control of risk
4.3.26 Review of risk control measures
Roscon’s Asbestos Reports include an Asbestos Register and an Asbestos Management Plan that satisfies the above legislation as well as the Victorian Worksafe Asbestos Compliance Code 09/08.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that has been mined and processed for thousands of years. It came into widespread industrial use in Australia during the second half of the 20th century, largely due its extraordinary tensile strength, low heat conduction, chemical and termite resistance and thermal, electrical and fire resistance properties to name a few. For that reason some 3000 products have been utilised in the building industry and can be found in fences, (AC or ‘fibro’) sheeting and roofing, building insulation, wall sheeting, vinyl floor tiles, meter boards and lagging on pipes.
Asbestos is a publicly recognised material that it is known for causing severe respiratory problems and various forms of cancer. As asbestos has no odour and is mostly invisible to the naked eye in the fibrous form, exposure can occur without the individual realising it. Consequently between its wide spread usage, innate properties and its side effects makes asbestos an extremely hazardous material to the community.
Australia was one of the highest users of asbestos in the world prior to the mid-1980s. Use of asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s) was banned in this country from 31 December 2003. Not surprisingly, Australia has the highest reported per capita incidence of asbestos-related disease in the world.
We are fully qualified and insured to perform a site inspection and set up an Asbestos Register as required under the OH&S Regulations.
Our inspectors will perform a thorough onsite inspection of your common property to investigate and identify materials presumed to contain asbestos; our inspectors may take sample of materials for testing at a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory, the sample testing is for the purpose of positive identification for materials of high exposure and risk at your property.
Below are some Asbestos Management Plans & Asbestos Register samples:
Below is an example of an Asbestos Identification Report:
For further information download or Asbestos Reporting Brochure or contact Roscon on 1800 767 266.