When do I need to comply with the new regulation?

Where a property is not being surrendered under the Buyback Program before 1 July 2016 the following key dates apply:

  • By 1 February 2016 – asbestos management plan, prepared by a licensed asbestos assessor, needs to be submitted to WorkSafe ACT
  • Within six (6) months – of the asbestos management plan assessment, any recommended work such as cleaning, sealing. locking and/or labelling needs to be undertaken by a licensed asbestos removalist
  • Every two (2) years - a new asbestos management plan needs to be prepared and submitted to WorkSafe ACT
  • Five (5) business days before –the commencement of any building or maintenance work that may disturb contamination in the roof space, wall cavity or sub-floor area, WorkSafe ACT must be advised
  • After any building work or structural damage – that may have disturbed the asbestos contamination in the roof space, wall cavity or sub-floor area, a new asbestos management plan must be prepared
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