Are you due to update your asbestos register in Adelaide?
Many building owners in Adelaide don’t realise that their Asbestos Register and Asbestos Management Plan must both be updated on a semi-regular basis. At Global Asbestos Audits, we can help you stay compliant and keep your building inhabitants safe with thorough asbestos inspections and detailed reports.
The Importance of Your Asbestos Register in Adelaide
Why does the Asbestos Register or Management Plan matter? Here are your two primary obligations on this front:
- You need them to be legally compliant: All buildings and workplaces built before 2004 needs to have an Asbestos Register and Asbestos Management Plan filed on site. If you have not had an inspection since acquiring your building, call a licenced inspector at your earliest convenience.
- You need to maintain your register and management plan: If the inspection finds asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) on your premises, you need to get in the habit of scheduling asbestos audits annually. We make this easier by sending out annual audit reminders. It could be that the ACMs on your property don’t pose a huge risk now but might be agitated or damaged in the coming months or years, releasing asbestos fibres into the air. Regular inspections are necessary for safety and liability protection.
Common Mistakes People Make with the Asbestos Register/Management Plan
Don’t stumble into any of the common pitfalls that come with asbestos reports or management plans. These include:
- Not understanding your legal obligations: Not all building owners in Adelaide understand their legal obligations, regarding asbestos testing and management. When you acquire a building, it’s good to consult an asbestos expert to learn what requirements you have.
- Not updating the register or management plan: If your building is free of asbestos, you don’t need to worry anymore. However, if an inspection finds ACMs, you need to understand that managing the risk of those materials is an ongoing process. Forgetting to schedule asbestos inspection on an annual basis is the biggest mistake you can make here.
At Global Asbestos Audits, we are here to help you avoid these errors and others. Contact us today to schedule your first inspection.