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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 432

Asbestos management plan

432 Asbestos management plan

(1) This clause applies if naturally occurring asbestos is--
(a) identified at a workplace, or
(b) likely to be present at a workplace.
(2) A person with management or control of the workplace must ensure that a written plan (an
"asbestos management plan" ) for the workplace is prepared in relation to the naturally occurring asbestos.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
(3) A person with management or control of the workplace must ensure that the asbestos management plan is maintained to ensure the information in the plan is up to date.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
(4) An asbestos management plan must include information about the following--
(a) the identification of naturally occurring asbestos,
(b) decisions, and reasons for decisions, about the management of naturally occurring asbestos at the workplace,
Example : Safe work procedures and control measures.
(c) procedures for detailing incidents or emergencies involving naturally occurring asbestos at the workplace,
(d) workers carrying out work involving naturally occurring asbestos.
Example : Consultation, responsibilities, information and training.
(5) A person with management or control of a workplace must ensure that a copy of the asbestos management plan for naturally occurring asbestos at the workplace is readily accessible to--
(a) a worker who has carried out, carries out or intends to carry out, work at the workplace, and
(b) a health and safety representative who represents a worker referred to in paragraph (a), and
(c) a person conducting a business or undertaking who has carried out, carries out or intends to carry out, work at the workplace, and
(d) a person conducting a business or undertaking who has required, requires, or intends to require work to be carried out at the workplace.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$3,600, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$18,000.



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