WHS Asbestos Demolition Checklist

Use the WHS Asbestos Demolition Checklist to comply with Australia's WHS regulations during demolition projects by inspecting licenses, contracts, etc.

WHS Asbestos Demolition Checklist



WHS Asbestos Demolition Checklist

1. Is the workplace secured from unauthorized access?


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2. Are barricades erected to delineate the asbestos removal area? 


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3. Is there adequate signage for asbestos removal work? 


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4. Are adequate facilities available for workers (toilets, meal area, drinking water, means to wash hands)? 


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5. Is there an adequate first-aid kit available?


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6. Is someone trained in first aid?


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7. Is there an emergency plan for the workplace? 


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8. Is the designated asbestos supervisor present for friable work? 


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9. Is the designated asbestos supervisor present for non-friable work (i.e., able to arrive at the workplace within 20 minutes)? 


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10. Does the contractor hold the correct license for the work being undertaken?


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11. Is licensed asbestos removal work notified to SafeWork NSW? 


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12. Are work surfaces and accessways clear of debris and trip hazards? 


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13. Is there an asbestos removal control plan prepared? 


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14. Is the Asbestos Removal Control Plan readily accessible?


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15. Are there arrangements (e.g., health and safety representative, health and safety committee, or other agreed arrangements) to consult with workers on safety matters? 


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16. Are safe work method statements prepared for high-risk construction work? 


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17. Is there an asbestos register?


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18. Is the structure inspected to determine whether asbestos is present? 


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19. Do all persons working with asbestos have the correct training? 


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20. Do all workers have construction induction cards? 


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21. Is the plant inspected regularly? 


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22. Do workers have high-risk work licenses (if required)? 


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23. Is correct personal protective equipment provided, fit tested, and used? 


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24. Are all services disconnected (i.e., electrical, gas, water, fire)? 


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25. Is dust generated by demolition activity controlled?


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26. If air monitoring is undertaken, is it done by a competent person? 


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27. Are workers prevented from falling through open penetrations and unprotected edges?


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28. Are exclusion zones or overhead protection in place to stop building debris from falling on workers below?


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29. Is a compliant scaffold provided? 


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30. Is the handover certificate provided for the scaffold?


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31. For a Class A Friable Asbestos Removal License holder, is there a current certified safety management system in place?


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32. Are arrangements in place for a clearance inspection carried out, after asbestos is removed, by an independent licensed assessor or competent person?


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33. Is asbestos waste and contaminated PPE planned to be disposed of as soon as practicable at a site authorized to accept asbestos waste? 


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34. Is notification of asbestos removal given to the neighbors?


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35. Are there facilities available to decontaminate the following: the asbestos removal area, the plant used in the asbestos removal area, workers carrying out asbestos removal work, and other persons who have access to the asbestos removal area? 


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36. Does the license holder have systems in place for decontamination and annual maintenance of Class H asbestos vacuum cleaners?


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37. Is health monitoring for workers undertaken by a licensed medical practitioner?


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