December 11, 2018

Compliance notices issued over asbestos

A total of 74 compliance notices have been issued to 11 licensed asbestos removers as a result of a joint audit by SafeWork SA and the Environment Protection Authority.

The notices order improvements on matters including asbestos removal plans, safe storage and testing of respiratory equipment.

SafeWork SA executive director Bryan Russell said it was the first stage of a statewide audit of 70 licensed removalists.

“We will not be happy until asbestos is removed entirely from all workplaces but obviously that’s a long-term vision and we’re working towards ensuring that the safest possible processes are in place to manage asbestos in its current form,” he said.

Mr Russell said most companies had been cooperative.

“This is not something that you would be complacent with. Asbestos is not an area that we would ever say that we are satisfied with what’s happening,” he said.

“We will remain vigilant and we expect businesses to be vigilant with respect to the management of asbestos.”

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Compliance notices issued over asbestos

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