Step 4 of the Toolkit covers how to implement Asbestos awareness in the workplace.

The fourth step of this toolkit provides an overview of the measures that need to be undertaken to ensure staff are consulted, trained and are aware of the council’s Asbestos Management Systems and how to report Asbestos issues. This step also outlines the requirement to undertake Health Monitoring for employees who work with Asbestos. 

The culture of an organisation is important to the successful implementation of an Asbestos Management System. It is important that Councils have sound and well maintained systems with defined processes, procedures and clear accountabilities for reporting and managing Asbestos and a culture that empowers and supports staff to identify and report safety issues, including those related to safe asbestos management. 

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The documents listed below are useful templates and references to support your organisation in developing an Asbestos Management System.

Operational Procedure  Tools, Templates and Guidance
 Unexpected Finds and Incident Reporting  Workflow diagram for an unexpected find 
 Unexpected Finds and Incident Reporting  Asbestos Incident Notification Template 
 Unexpected Finds and Incident Reporting  Template - Asbestos Materials Notification Form
 Asbestos Health Monitoring  iCare Lung screen Brochure
 Asbestos Health Monitoring  Asbestos Health Monitoring Register Template
 Managing and Recording Asbestos Training  Asbestos Awareness Course
 Managing and Recording Asbestos Training  Asbestos Training Record Template
 Managing and Recording Asbestos Training  Work Health & Safety Training Needs Analysis Template
 General Safety Requirements  SWMS template – Working with Asbestos
 General Safety Requirements  SOP – Safe Sampling of Asbestos
 General Safety Requirements  SOP – Make Safe Asbestos Material
 General Safety Requirements  SOP – Remove Surface Asbestos Cement Sheeting <10m2
 General Safety Requirements  SOP – Personal Decontamination 
 General Safety Requirements  SOP – Cleaning Asbestos Pipes
 General Safety Requirements  SOP – Remove Fixed Asbestos Sheeting <10m2
 General Safety Requirements  SOP – Transporting Asbestos Waste under 10m2
 General Safety Requirements  Asbestos Clearance Certificate Template
 General Safety Requirements  Checklist for Asbestos Repair or Removal
 General Safety Requirements  Asbestos Removal Control Plan
General Safety Requirements  Resident notification – ACM remediation with road closures
General Safety Requirements  Resident notification – ACM Clearance Certificate
General Safety Requirements  Resident Notification - Remediation of asbestos containing material found nearby
 General Safety Requirements  How to Report Asbestos Flyer
 General Safety Requirements  Safety Information for the removal of less than 10m² of non-friable asbestos by ASEA
 General Safety Requirements  Fact Sheet - Minor Contamination of Asbestos-Containing Dust or Debris by SafeWork Australia
General Safety Requirements Safework NSW, Asbestos Removal Control Plan (ARCP) For class B (Non-Friable) Removal Work - Template
 Managing Asbestos in Council Waste Facilities  Guidelines on Management of Asbestos in Recycled Construction and Demolition Waste by SafeWork NSW
 Managing Asbestos in Council Waste Facilities Waste Management Facility Asbestos Management Plan and Register Template

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