Safety and Environmental Policies

Asbestos Safety

QAMS is committed to fostering an organised environment which ensures the health, safety and welfare of its employees, as well as other stakeholders who may be affected by operations. These include and are not limited to contractors, visitors, customers and the general public. Our aim is to promote Asbestos safety, asbestos awareness and safe asbestos management. QAMS achieves high safety levels by providing and maintaining a safe working environment and working to active policies and procedures.

All asbestos removal work is carried out in accordance with our code of practice covering:

  • Workplace Health and Safety regulations,
  • Strict site specific operating methods,
  • Safe work method statements,
  • Control plans,
  • Risk assessments and
  • Job safety analysis.

QAMS works with stakeholders to ensure, compliance under the legislative requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, which establishes the mandatory requirement for the managing of Asbestos pursuant to the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011 and the National Code’s of Practice; How to Safely Remove Asbestos Code of Practice 2011 and How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace Code of Practice 2011.

All policies that QAMS adhere to are designed for the safety of all stakeholders and the effective removal of asbestos to destruction.

Environmental Sustainability

QAMS understand the commitment to achieving the principles of environmental sustainability in the workplace.  As such QAMS recognises the moral and legal responsibility to ensure that all activities and services enhance the environment and communities operated in. QAMS activities must never place the community or environment at risk.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is responsible for monitoring the tracking of asbestos waste, licencing of vehicles to carry and transport asbestos waste and many other environmental controls necessary in Asbestos Management. For more information please refer to the Departments website here.

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