Management of Asbestos Containing Material in Department-Owned Facilities

Version Number

4.1

Implementation Date

9/12/2013

Scope

Department-wide

Purpose

​This procedure provides specific procedures pertaining to the management of asbestos-containing material (ACM) in department-owned facilities.

The detailed procedures and responsibilities have been included in the Asbestos Management Plan for department-owned facilities (AMP) which is to be read in conjunction with this procedure.​​​

Overview

​DET has detailed procedures for the management of asbestos in department-owned facilities. These procedures have been included in the Asbestos Management Plan for department-owned facilities (AMP) and must be read in conjunction with the Policy for the management of asbestos-containing material in department-owned facilities. 

The policy and AMP must be adhered to at all times by Schools, TAFE Institutes, Early Childhood Education and Care centres (ECEC), Parents and Citizens Association (P&C), DET Regional and Central Offices and all Service Providers (including but not limited to Building & Asset Services (BAS), BAS engaged contractors, DET and P&C engaged contractors/consultants).

Responsibilities

​A detailed list of all DET Officers', associated entities and Service Providers' responsibilities have been included in the department’s Asbestos Management Plan for department-owned facilities (AMP).

Process

​Detailed procedures are outlined in the Asbestos Management Plan for department-owned facilities.

Online Resources

Review Date

14/10/2015
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Asbestos
Asbestos is the common term used to describe a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral that was used extensively prior to 1990 by Australian industry because of its durability, fire resistance and excellent thermal insulating properties.

Asbestos-containing material (ACM)
The term “asbestos-containing material” (ACM) refers to any material, object, product or debris that contains asbestos.  ACM can take several physical forms. 

Asbestos-containing material which includes ceiling and wall sheeting, guttering, downpipes and vinyl flooring remain in department facilities and if in sound condition, do not pose a health risk unless disturbed.