WorkSafe inspectors to visit construction sites
WorkSafe inspectors will be visiting construction sites to ensure duty holders are aware of the new OHS Regulations.
Attitudes to residential asbestos assessments
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) recently commissioned a report to better understand current availability and use of asbestos assessments in the residential sector.
Asbestos assessments resulting in the compilation of an asbestos register are required in workplaces in Australia, however there is very little awareness in the community that they are also an effective way of protecting people from the risks of asbestos in their home.
The purpose of this report is to identify the current barriers to the use of asbestos assessments in the home and ways to better inform the market of the assessment services available and the benefits they provide.
The report uncovered opportunities to increase professional asbestos assessments when purchasing a home including a formal declaration on disclosure of asbestos in residential properties. A summary from the research found:
Master Plumbers is a member of ASEA and invites its members to provide feedback and comment on the report.
For further information and to submit your feedback, please contact:
Ph: 03 9321 0745
Mob: 0406 996 301
Click on the links below to download a copy of the report and the conference presentation on the report.