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Asbestos Management Plan – Worksafe Template

What is an asbestos management plan?

An asbestos management plan sets out where any identified asbestos or asbestos-containing material is present & how it will be managed.

The workplace PCBU must make sure a copy of the asbestos management plan is readily accessible to workers and their representatives. As well as to other PCBUs. A copy of the plan should be kept at the workplace.

The workplace PCBU must review and (if necessary) revise the asbestos management plan every five years, or when:

  • asbestos controls are reviewed
  • asbestos is removed, disturbed, sealed or enclosed
  • the plan is no longer adequate for managing the asbestos risks. For example, if new asbestos is identified, or if a previously inaccessible area is now accessible.

As well, a representative for workers at a workplace may request a review of an asbestos management plan if the representative reasonably believes that:

  • any of the situations noted above affects, or may affect, the health and safety of a member of the work group being represented, and
  • the workplace PCBU has not adequately reviewed the asbestos management plan in relation to the situation.
For a Template of the Asbestos Management Plan please email steve@hazMat.co.nz

When is an asbestos management plan needed?

A PCBU must have an asbestos management plan in place for a structure where asbestos is found or is likely to be present at a workplace from time to time.

Having an asbestos management plan will ensure that a PCBU can manage risks in situations where people at the property – such as workers, tenants, clients or other visitors – could be exposed to respirable asbestos fibres (fibres able to be breathed in).

 

Should you require any help performing a Survey prior to an Asbestos Management Plan or you wish HazMat to perform an asbestos management plan for your workplace, building site or rental property please contact us.

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