Why Have Asbestos Audited?

With over 3000 materials known to contain asbestos in Australia, a significant percentage of Australian properties contain asbestos. An asbestos audit will ensure that the property is thoroughly examined for the presence of asbestos and if asbestos is discovered onsite, will be recorded and form part of the asbestos register. Additionally, workplaces that operate within buildings built prior to 2003, where the presence of asbestos is unknown, suspected, or has previously been identified, will have legal obligations that an asbestos audit will satisfy.Following the completion of the asbestos audit, a report will be prepared which is kept on-site for workers and contractors. This ensures the safe management of asbestos and will facilitate the communication of the type and location of asbestos and other hazardous materials to employees and other affected parties. Our audits will also detail the risks associated with disturbing the hazardous material. In addition to this, we will also assess the approximate quantity of asbestos found which will assist calculating removal costs.

What Type Of Asbestos Audit?

There are two types of asbestos audits commonly carried out in Australia:

  • Division 5 Asbestos Audit: Wherever there is asbestos or the presence of asbestos is suspected in a workplace, an asbestos audit is mandatorily required to determine the type, location, condition and friability of asbestos containing materials present onsite.
  • Division 6 Asbestos Audit or Part 6 Hazardous Materials Audit: Any workplace or commercial property undergoing demolition or refurbishment works must carry out a division 6 asbestos audit prior to carrying out the work.

What Is Included In An Asbestos Audit?

Depending of the type of audit carried out, the report will  include items such as:

  • Recommendations regarding the abatement actions taken;
  • Air monitoring arrangements (where required);
  • Responsibilities and accountabilities of key staff in the implementation of the plan;
  • Procedures for reviewing and updating the plan;
  • Development of an asbestos management plan;
  • Development of an asbestos register;
  • How to remove or eliminate the risk of ACM;
  • Procedure for investigating and re-inspecting asbestos when the material is disturbed or planned works are scheduled; and
  • How to implement control measures.

Asbestos & Hazardous Material Services We Offer Include:

For more information on these services please call Abereum on (03) 9973 4364 or contact us here.