Asbestos registers

How to review an asbestos register before a building is refurbished or demolished.


What it contains

This document outlines the occupational health and safety duties of employers, or people in control of a building, to maintain a register when asbestos has been identified in a building. These duties include reviewing the asbestos register before refurbishment or demolition works are completed. The document explains:

  • what the asbestos register must contain, including the location, type, condition and likelihood of asbestos being disturbed by activities in the building
  • how and when to review the asbestos register
  • how to avoid confusion by clearly stating assumptions made in the registers and noting areas of the building that could not be accessed to check for asbestos
  • what to do when handing over the register to a person completing the demolition or refurbishment works

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