Under the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 and the asbestos management code, owners of the following structures used as workplaces must keep an accurate register of asbestos-containing materials (ACM)
- Buildings built under approvals given by local governments before 1 January 1990;
- Non-building structures where there is ACM fixed or installed, e.g. fixed plant.
Part 9.3 of the asbestos management code details the information that the register should contain. This includes:
- dates of inspections
- location, type (i.e friable or bonded) and condition (damaged or intact) of identified asbestos
- details of materials presumed to contain asbestos
- inaccessible areas likely to contain asbestos
- any analysis results.
- dates of risk assessments and details of the competent person that performed them
- findings and conclusions of risk assessments
- results of any air monitoring for airborne asbestos fibres.
- the control measures resulting from a risk assessment
- details of any maintenance work or service on ACM.
The register is to be made readily accessible to:
- workers and their representatives
- any other employers within the premises
- any person removing ACM
- any person engaged to perform work that may disturb ACM
- any other person who might be exposed.