Welcome to our Staff Handbook
Table of Contents
- The Department of Education is committed to managing asbestos containing materials (ACM) in such a way as the materials, as far as practical, do not present health risks. The Asbestos Management Plan has been developed in consultation with stakeholders who have a vested interest in the management of materials containing asbestos.
- There is no immediate plan for a major asbestos removal program, therefore, materials will be left, providing they do not present health risks and are functional in terms of the purpose for which they were designed.
- The Department has ensured the conditions of ACM are reassessed periodically. This process is coordinated by the Department of Finance every two to three years, with the assessments carried out by competent people as per the Code of Practice. The ACM Register and ACM logbook is available at the front office and at both offsite centres.
- All staff have a responsibility to ensure ACM are treated correctly and the appropriate course of action is taken should there be a risk of exposure. If you believe you have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibre the principal will refer you to the Department’s Principal Consultant Occupational Safety and Health for advice. Asbestos is a naturally occurring material that was used in building and construction materials up until the late 1980s. Our school’s asbestos management file is kept in the front office and at both offsite centres in the front of the faults book. It is available for everyone to view.