Upper Lachlan Shire Council is urging local industry, businesses and tradespeople to download new resources to help them safely manage asbestos in commercial and non-residential properties.
Council’s General Manager John Bell said the free, user-friendly asbestos management resource package has been developed by the national Asbestos Awareness Campaign.
“The Asbestos Management Handbook for Commercial and Non-residential Properties and associated Fact Sheets provide property owners, managers, developers and workers with essential, practical, user-friendly guidelines and tools to manage asbestos, in line with regulatory requirements,” Mr Bell said.
“Developed in consultation with stakeholders from the building, property management and government sectors, the Handbook includes a comprehensive list of building types and details the roles and responsibilities for the management of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials.
“Importantly, the Handbook provides practical guidance on the steps required to adhere to regulations including how to develop and manage an Asbestos Management Plan and the training requirements for workers, and it defines Asbestos Inspections, Surveys, Risk Assessments and the steps required when asbestos removal is in progress.
“On behalf of Council, I would strongly encourage anyone who is involved in the renovation and/or demolition of commercial and non-residential properties to download the new resource package.”
The comprehensive Handbook, Asbestos Management Templates and Fact Sheets can be downloaded from: https://asbestosawareness.com.au/commercial-properties/commercial-downloads/.