When do I need an Asbestos Management Plan?
We receive many calls from commercial property owners and/or tenants inquiring about the legislation governing the need for an Asbestos Management Plan to be completed in commercial properties.
The summary of the requirements for an Asbestos Management Plan in commercial properties are as follows;
- Any commercial building built prior to 31st December 2003 needs to be tested for asbestos or any Asbestos containing Material
- An Asbestos register is then required on the premises to notify of these results positive or negative.
- If Asbestos containing materials (ACM) is present an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) is required on the premises to show how the asbestos is being managed.
This is required for all commercial premises built prior to 31st December 2003 and is the responsibility of both the owner of the premises and business working from the premises.
Compliance on this is mandatory. Not attending to these requirements can result in fines.
If you are an owner or tenant of a commercial building built prior to 31 December 2003, and have further questions please call us and one of our qualified personnel will discuss your obligations with you. Or if you prefer contact us via our web site.