The need to identify and manage asbestos containing material is a challenge faced by Councils across NSW. The safety, health and wellbeing of our workplaces and our community is paramount and we must all take the matter of asbestos management seriously.
As part of Blue Mountains City Council’s Enforceable Undertaking with SafeWork NSW, this Asbestos Management Toolkit has been developed for use by local government authorities throughout NSW. The toolkit aims to provide local government authorities with strategies and processes to identify, eliminate, manage or minimise asbestos related hazards and risks.
This information has been produced as part of the Council’s Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with SafeWork NSW. The Council entered into the Enforceable Undertaking after SafeWork NSW alleged that the Council contravened clauses 425(1), 429(2), 479(1), and 445(1) of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011. The full undertaking and general information about enforceable undertakings is available at www.safework.nsw.gov.au.
The Toolkit includes a ‘step by step’ guide to embedding effective and sustainable asbestos management practices within a local government authority. The ‘step by step’ guide provides a five step process for organisations to follow. Each step is supported by operational procedures and a suite of templates that can be downloaded and used.
The step by step guide can be downloaded from the Related Downloads section.