Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016

14 Duty to review asbestos management plan

(1)

A PCBU with management or control of a workplace that has an asbestos management plan must ensure that the plan is reviewed and, if necessary, revised if—

(a)

there is a review of a control measure:

(b)

asbestos is removed from, or disturbed, sealed, or enclosed at, the workplace:

(c)

the plan is no longer adequate for managing the risk arising from asbestos or ACM at the workplace:

(d)

a representative requests a review under subclause (2):

(e)

5 years have passed since the plan was last reviewed.

(2)

A representative for workers at a workplace may request a review of an asbestos management plan if the representative reasonably believes that—

(a)

a circumstance referred to in subclause (1)(a), (b), or (c) affects or may affect the health and safety of a member of the work group represented by the representative; and

(b)

the PCBU with management and control of the workplace has not adequately reviewed the asbestos management plan in response to the circumstance.

(3)

A PCBU who contravenes subclause (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—

(a)

for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $6,000:

(b)

for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $30,000.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Aust) r 430