If you own or are developing a commercial property that was built before the early 1980s, there is a chance that there may be materials containing asbestos on-site and you have obligations under current Australia legislation. Click on the following link for a copy of the current legislation and codes of practice:
These asbestos products may come in the form of:
Asbestos was used prolifically from the 1920s through to the around 1983, especially in commercial and industrial properties, due to its fire and weather-resistant properties and its cost-effectiveness.
These asbestos-associated health risks led to asbestos being phased out between the early 1980s and late 1990s. On 31st of December 2003, it was historically banned from import, sale, storage and use Australia wide.
However, due to its popularity and wide-spread use around the country, the legacy of asbestos is still an issue around the country today. Failure to correctly identify, report, manage, remove and dispose of asbestos in accordance with government-imposed compliances can lead to significant fines and state or federal legal action.
For more information about Queensland laws and regulations relating to asbestos on commercial properties, head to www.worksafe.qld.gov.au, or contact our helpful staff by phone or email.
If you are the owner or developer of a commercial property and believe you have uncovered an asbestos product on-site, then there are a range of government legislated procedures that will need to be addressed.
The first step that you will need to take is confirming that the product is in fact, asbestos. It is not always easy to identify asbestos by its appearance and texture alone.
The only way to confirm asbestos content is to have it tested in a professional laboratory. The team here at AHI Asbestos Consultants guarantee NATA accredited asbestos testing with fast turnarounds on results.
All tests come with certifications that are compliant with all asbestos registers and management plan specifications as outlined by SafeWork Queensland and the state government health regulators.
If your tests come back positive for asbestos content on the commercial property, then our experienced team of asbestos professionals can advise you on all steps that are required for the control and disposal of the asbestos products.
All asbestos removal on commercial properties in Queensland must be carried out by a certified asbestos removal professional and the team here at AHI Asbestos Consultants can advise you on the appropriate license class required for each particular removal..
We offer total solution services for asbestos identification and reporting and can help take the pressure off commercial property owners by providing cost-effective solutions and professional advice on asbestos management and compliance.
The asbestos experts here at AHI Asbestos Consultants share decades of experience in the asbestos industry; this gives us the scope to provide a comprehensive range of asbestos solutions for all commercial enterprises.
Other professional asbestos services we can provide include:
If you have any further queries about asbestos laws in Australia or our comprehensive range of services, contact our friendly help desk to arrange a consultation.
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