Doing business in Australia has responsibilities attached to it. Businesses that are working with asbestos need to take care and should always be aware of the health risks of this chemical substance on workers’ health and safety as well as the environment. In order to comply with the responsibilities, businesses in Australia need to consult health, safety and environmental services in Australia like Asbestos register and management plan Sydney to help them comply with government monitoring and regulating rules. This particular industry helps resolve occupational and environmental issues concerning large and small contractors and corporations, as the government can’t do all the complex tasks of assessment, monitoring and disposal and removal of harmful and dangerous chemicals on workplaces including provision of work covers and safety measures on worker’s health and the affected surroundings.
In particular, dealing with asbestos requires contractors or builders and homeowners to seek expert advice from specialist on asbestos monitoring/surveying company like Asbestos register and management plan Sydney to identify whether the asbestos level can pose high risks on the safety of the environment as well as the safety of the workers on site. When working with an Asbestos management company, contractors and homeowners can verify if they have to remove or dispose the chemical or to maintain than disturb it. If removal is the best option, only specialist asbestos contractor can handle and do the job properly in order to avoid hazardous fiber inhalations. The task demands proper wrapping, labeling and disposal. A Property Risks Safety specialist can also provide tactful assessment on work sites or properties to be built in order to ensure workers’ safety and the environment as well.
The government also issues series of regulations that aim to protect workers from risks related to asbestos exposure. The task is handled by Health and Safety Authority or HSA. Employers must ensure their workers are properly informed and protected when working with asbestos containing materials or ACMs and should have an Asbestos register and management plan Sydney to work with in order to identify any ACMs before starting any work and a working plan in order not to disturb them or as little as possible . The Asbestos management plan also includes workers’ information sheets and protective measures such as wearing protection gears, trainings and instructions. It also includes occupational hygiene to avoid risks of exposure and contaminations.
A business’ failure to comply with health and safety regulations imposed by the government will merit penalty or fines however since the government had enlisted the help of the private sectors dealing with health, safety and environmental services, there is no reason for a business to be guilty of not complying or of any act of breach of these legislations.