Asbestos Register

An Asbestos Register is a register of asbestos-containing materials.

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.

Risk assessment

  • 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.

Control measures

  • 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.

Related Pages


  1. Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces
  2. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
  3. Google Search
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