The work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 require a person with management or control of a workplace to ensure (Must Ensure) an asbestos register is prepared and kept at the workplace unless:
- the workplace is a building that was constructed after 31 December 2003; and
- no asbestos has been identified at the workplace; and
- no asbestos is likely to be present from time to time.
The asbestos register is a document that lists all identified, or assumed, asbestos in a workplace. SESA Asbestos Report including the Asbestos Register is presented in a structured easy to read and to understand format and complies with the requirements of the WHS Regulations 2011.
SESA asbestos report and the asbestos register include the following sections:
Asbestos Survey Report
- Executive summary
- Introduction covering the scope of work
- General site and survey information/methodology
- Survey results (including material assessment results) tabulated in the Asbestos Register with photographic references
- Conclusions and actions
- Certificate(s) of Analysis
- General Information on asbestos legislative requirements, exposure health risks and control methods.
The asbestos register contained in the asbestos survey report contains the following information in tabulated format:
- Location of ACM (eg. Building identifier, floor number or level, room identifier and position)
- Description of ACM and product type (eg. Fibro sheeting, limpet insulation)
- Extent of ACM(Quantity)
- Level of identification of the ACM (presumed or identified with sample number)
- Type of Identified Asbestos (chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite)
- Condition of ACM / surface treatment (Good (sealed/painted), Average (eg. faded paint), Poor (eg. Deteriorated, damaged, debris) – potential fibre release.
- Friability (Bonded or friable)
- Disturbance Potential/Accessibility (eg. Daily, weekly, monthly)
- Risk Status (Low, medium, high, very high)
- Labeled or not
- Inspection date/Re-inspection date
- Recommended Action (Short term & long term action required to control any potential release of asbestos fibres such as access restriction and removal, sealing/encapsulation or just ongoing monitoring of conditions)
- Reference (photographs).