Our online Asbestos Management Plan is an affordable way of making sure you are compliant under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016. As of April 4 2018, workplaces are required to have an Asbestos Management Plan in place.
Worksafe has identified that for residential investment property, PCBUs are required to have an Asbestos Management Plan in place before work is done AND there is a risk of respirable (breathable) asbestos fibres being released.
The challenge is that damage can occur at any time – E.G. water pipes burst, a ceiling cracks – meaning respirable fibres can be released without warning. An emergency call to a tradie for an urgent fix means your property unexpectedly becomes a workplace – to manage this risk, an Asbestos Management Plan should be in place, ready for any unexpected visits, as well as scheduled repair and maintenance.
In most situations, getting a compliant Asbestos Management Plan is simple and does not have to involve undertaking an Asbestos Survey/ Assessment.
ABOUT ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLANS
The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 specifically says that a compliant Asbestos Management Plan can be achieved by “presuming that a building material that may include contain asbestos does include asbestos”
Adopting this approach means that as long as the building materials in your property are in good condition, an Asbestos Management Plan can be developed that ensures compliance AND worker/occupant health and safety, without spending excessive sums on unnecessary site visits.
If the areas of your house that are likely to contain asbestos are in poor condition, it is possible that your property needs to be scrutinised by a specialist or have a full management Survey/Assessment. If this is the case for you, please contact us for advice on this next step.
However, for most property owners, if you can make this above presumption, creating a plan through our online Asbestos Management Planning tool is the most cost-effective way of managing the risk and ensuring compliance.
NEED A PLAN OR SURVEY/ASSESSMENT?
An Asbestos Management Plan details how the potential risks presented by asbestos containing materials in a property will be managed on an ongoing basis.
An Asbestos Survey/Assessment identifies where in a property asbestos containing material (ACM) is located and what specific actions may need to be taken in order to mitigate the risk presented by ACM at the time the Survey/Assessment is taken. An Asbestos Management Plan details how these risks will be managed going forward.
Where the presence of ACM is likely and the material is believed to be in poor condition and/or works (renovation or redecoration) are planned at the property that are likely to disturb ACM, then an Asbestos Survey/Assessment should be completed as well as an Asbestos Management Plan.
Contact us on 0508 723 346 to find out how we can assist.
HOW IT WORKS
You spend a few minutes filling out our simple online form.
We create an Asbestos Management Plan for your property.
We send a copy of your Asbestos Management Plan to you and/or your property manager.
We provide you with an Asbestos Management account you can access any time.
Your online asbestos management account stores your form, which you can update in 12 months time or as you need to. We make it easy for you to access the tools you need to manage asbestos risk on an ongoing basis.
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, YOU NEED TO:
- Know the year your property was built
- Understand the physical condition of those building materials that may contain asbestos (Have a copy of your last property inspection report and understand where there are materials in average/poor condition. Check with your property manager if uncertain.)
- Have your asbestos Survey/Assessment to hand, if you have had one done.
- Remember you don’t need to do a Survey/Assessment in order to develop a plan. But there will be times when doing so is recommended.
To create, update and maintain your property’s Asbestos Management Plan with Safe & Healthy House Solutions, it’s $79.95 for the first property. This also includes access to the Contractor Management Form and Accident/Incident Form that helps ensure the Asbestos Management Plan is used and you remain compliant.
Second and subsequent properties owned by the same party are $49.95
Thereafter, it’s just a $20 annual subscription to access your plan, including unlimited access and updates. Second and subsequent properties owned by the same party are an additional $9.95.
Our Online Asbestos Management Plan is a low cost, high-value service that takes the hassle out of making sure your home is safe, healthy and legally compliant.
All prices include GST.