Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016

33 Asbestos removal control plan to be kept and available

(1)

Subject to subclause (2), a licensed asbestos removalist must ensure that a copy of the asbestos removal control plan prepared under regulation 32 is kept for 2 years after the asbestos removal work to which it relates is completed.

(2)

If a notifiable incident occurs in connection with the asbestos removal work to which the asbestos removal control plan relates, the licensed asbestos removalist must keep the asbestos removal control plan for at least 5 years after the incident occurs.

(3)

The licensed asbestos removalist must ensure that, for the period for which the asbestos removal control plan must be kept under this regulation, a copy is—

(a)

readily accessible to—

(i)

a PCBU at the workplace; and

(ii)

the workers at the workplace, or a representative of the workers; and

(iii)

if the asbestos removal work is to be carried out in a home, the occupants of the home; and

(b)

available for inspection under the Act.

(4)

A person who contravenes subclause (1), (2), or (3) 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 465