Workplace Surveys & Risk Assessments

Identifibre Pty Ltd can assist your workplace to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (VIC) 2017 and the Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations 2011.

The regulations state “the person with management or control of a workplace must identify asbestos containing materials and produce an asbestos register, with details of the location, form, type and condition of the asbestos”.

Identifibre can carry out this assessment, known in Victoria as a Division 5 Asbestos in the Workplace Survey and Risk Assessment in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner.

The person with management or control of a workplace must assess whether asbestos is present at their workplace and if so they must maintain and make available an asbestos register along with a management plan. The register must be reviewed and updated at least every 5 years.

 

Asbestos registers prepared by Identifibre Pty Ltd comply with division 5 asbestos in workplaces section under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (VIC) 2017.

 

There is no mandatory format for the asbestos register. However, it must be current and include the following information and should also contain a copy of all sample analysis reports;

•    Location of the asbestos
•    Likely source of unfixed or uninstalled asbestos
•    Type of asbestos containing materials
•    Whether the asbestos is friable or non-friable
•    Condition of the asbestos containing materials
•    Whether the asbestos containing materials is likely to be damaged or disturbed
•    Details of all inaccessible areas likely to contain asbestos
•    Detailed information about activities carried out in the workplace that are likely to disturb the asbestos
•    Dates when the identification and risk assessments were done

 

Identifibre’s NATA accredited in-house laboratory provides a NATA accredited sample analysis report for all samples collected.

 

The survey involves the physical inspection of the site, collection of material samples and consideration of other relevant information. A comprehensive report is provided which provides the following information:

•     NATA accredited sample analysis results of material collected
•     An asbestos and/or hazardous materials register
•     Recommendations and priorities for control of hazards prior to works commencing
•     A risk assessment of the potential for exposure of personnel to airborne asbestos or other hazards

 

 

If you would like more information or to request a quotation please do not hesitate to contact us on the form below, we will endeavour to respond to your request within 24 hours or by calling our office during business hours
Identifibre Pty Ltd (03) 9570 1555.

 

If you have plans of the site you can email quotes directly at quotes@identifibre.com.au

 

 

Regulations

Work health and safety related to asbestos is regulated by each state and territory.

 

To view a copy of the Victorian regulations please click on the following link:

Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (VIC) 2017

http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubStatbook.nsf/93eb987ebadd283dca256e92000e4069/05C39981B52D9E0FCA25810E0021D052/$FILE/17-022sra%20authorised.pdf

 

To view a model* copy of the Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations 2011 please click on the following link:

http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/616/Model-WHS-Regulations-January-2014.pdf

*(The model WHS Regulations are model provisions only. To be legally binding they need to be enacted or passed by Parliament in each jurisdiction)

 

 

WorkSafe Victoria Compliance Code – Managing Asbestos in the Workplace

WorkSafe Victoria have compiled a compliance code in regards to managing asbestos in workplaces, the code can be downloaded at the following link;

https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/9233/Managing_Asbestos_CC.pdf

 

Accreditation’s & Endorsements

 

National Association of Testing Authority (NATA) Endorsed Laboratory

NATA Laboratory Accreditation Number: 15132

 

7.82 Workplace Environment and Hazards

.31 Asbestos Fibre Identification

Qualitative identification in bulk samples

Analysis by Polarised Light Microscopy (including dispersion staining) techniques by the methods of – Identifibre method No.2

For the following determinations-

Amosite; Chrysotile; Crocidolite; Organic fibres; Synthetic mineral fibres

.81 Volume Measurement (Air)

 

7.84 Residues and Contaminants in Constituents of the Environment

.31 Asbestos Identification
Qualitative identification of asbestos in soils

Analysis by Polarised Light Microscopy (including dispersion staining) techniques by the methods of – Identifibre method No.2

For the following determinations-

Amosite; Chrysotile; Crocidolite; Organic fibres; Synthetic mineral fibres

 

SafeWork Australia

Work Safely at Heights

Course Code: RIIWHS204D

Work Safely at Heights training is focused on fall prevention rather than fall arrest. It is designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills to safely work in any height situation, primarily being aimed at general construction, maintenance, mining, large factories or other work situations where work is conducted in a place where a fall from one level to another is possible. The course outline involves;

•    Regulations and legislation
•    Australian Standards
•    Risk assessment and hazard elimination
•    Equipment selection and use
•    Anchor systems, selecting solid and reliable anchorage
•    Fall restraint systems, selection of equipment and correct use
•    Work positioning systems, selection of equipment and correct use
•    Fall arrest systems
•    Using energy absorbing lanyards
•    Correct use of ladders and ladder safety training

All consultants have successfully completed the Work at Heights training and have a statement of attainment.

 

Working in Confined Spaces

Course Codes: RIIWHS202D, MSAPMPER205C, MSAPMPER200C

Working in Confined spaces course allows you to conduct a risk assessment and enter a confined space to conduct work. The course outline involves;

•    Identifying confined spaces
•    Identification and control of hazards
•    Australian Standards and relevant legislation
•    Roles and responsibilities of management and employees
•    Case studies
•    Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard controls
•    Work to a confined space permit
•    Work site policy and procedures
•    Write work plans and risk assessments
•    Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
•    Fall protection equipment
•    Practical entry into a confined space
•    Safety and emergency procedures

All consultants have successfully completed the Working in Confined Spaces training and have a statement of attainment.

 

Health & Safety 18001 PMS3282

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WORLD RECOGNISED

ACCREDITATION

NATA ACCREDITED LABORATORY

NUMBER 15132

 

 

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