An Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) is a tool used when managing asbestos in a building, structure or in contaminated waste and soil. Most commonly an AMP is utilised by the controller of a building to assist in the prevention of exposure to asbestos fibres to building occupiers and the public.
The plan accompanies an Asbestos Register which details the location of any known or presumed asbestos-containing materials and a risk assessment based on the location and condition of the materials. The register will ensure that contractors working on your sites know where they’re likely to encounter asbestos materials so necessary precautions can be taken to avoid risk. It is mandatory that all workplaces have an Asbestos Register which is updated annually, and an AMP fulfils the duties of employers to ensure all practicable measures are in place to reduce potential hazards for all persons within a workplace.
As stipulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996, a person at a workplace who is an employer, main contractor, a self-employed person, or the person having control of the workplace must ensure that the presence and location of asbestos at the workplace is identified. The processes for identification and assessment of risks must be conducted in accordance with the Code for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace [NOHSC: 2018 (2005)] and by someone who is considered competent in the identification of asbestos.