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Management of asbestos-containing material in department-owned facilities procedure

Version number 4.3 | Version effective 31 May 2021
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Management of asbestos-containing material in department-owned facilities procedure

Audience

Department-wide

Purpose

This procedure outlines specific processes pertaining to the management of asbestos-containing material (ACM) in department-owned facilities.

The detailed procedures and responsibilities have been included in the Asbestos Management Plan for DoE Facilities (AMP) which is to be read in conjunction with this procedure.

Overview

Department of Education (DoE) has detailed procedures for the management of asbestos in department-owned facilities. These procedures have been included in the Asbestos Management Plan for DoE Facilities (AMP) and must be read in conjunction with the policy for the ‘management of asbestos-containing material in department-owned facilities’.

The policy and AMP must be adhered to at all times by schools, early childhood education and care centres (ECEC), Parents and Citizen’s Association (P&C), DoE regional and central offices and all service providers (including but not limited to QBuild, QBuild engaged contractors, DoE and P&C engaged contractors/consultants).

Responsibilities

A detailed list of all DoE officers', associated entities and service providers' responsibilities have been included in the department’s Asbestos Management Plan for DoE Facilities (AMP).

Process

Detailed procedures are outlined in the Asbestos Management Plan for DoE Facilities (AMP).

Definitions

Term

Definition

Asbestos

Asbestos is the common term used to describe a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral that was used extensively prior to 1990 by Australian industry because of its durability, fire resistance and excellent thermal insulating properties.

Asbestos-containing material (ACM)

The term “asbestos-containing material” (ACM) refers to any material, object, product or debris that contains asbestos. ACM can take several physical forms.

Asbestos-containing material which includes ceiling and wall sheeting, guttering, downpipes and vinyl flooring remain in department facilities and if in sound condition, do not pose a health risk unless disturbed.

DoE

Department of Education

QBuild

QBuild is a commercialised business of the Queensland Government that manage services associated with the construction, maintenance and operation of Queensland Government buildings and assets.

Legislation

Delegations/Authorisations

  • Nil

Other resources

Superseded versions

Previous seven years shown. Minor version updates not included.

4.0 Management of Asbestos Containing Material in Department-Owned Facilities

Review date

14 October 2015
Attribution CC BY
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