November is an important time to raise awareness of how to work safely with asbestos and know your responsibilities under the law.

If you manage, or are in control of, a workplace, you have a responsibility to protect anyone that works with asbestos.

Use this checklist:

  1. You must have an asbestos register
  2. You must have asbestos management plan
  3. You must control asbestos in your workplace
  4. You must hold the right training and licensing
  5. You must monitor your workers’ health

Managing the risks associated with asbestos involves:

  • identifying asbestos and asbestos containing material at the workplace and recording this in an asbestos register
  • assessing the risk of exposure to airborne asbestos
  • eliminating or minimising the risks associated with asbestos by implementing control measures
  • reviewing control measures to make sure they are effective.