Asbestos management:Your responsibilities as an owner.

Oct 20

Are you considering a purchase of commercial property in Queensland? As an owner it is your responsibility to identify and manage asbestos under work place health and safety.

John Gallagher from Argon Law will explain to you the important aspects to know about asbestos management.

Owners must create two documents, an Asbestos Register and Asbestos Management Plan about where asbestos exists and what action has taken place. These documents must be kept up to date.

You might be wondering if asbestos management concerns you, if your a joint owner of a property or a tenant? Yes, there are certain obligations that apply to tenants as well.

Do asbestos management obligations apply on constructions after the 31st of December 2003? What if there are already asbestos management plans involved in the building construction?

What must you do to ensure you have all the information on asbestos history when purchasing a property? What about an asbestos warranty from a previous owner?