If you don't own your premises, your building manager or owner is responsible for removing asbestos. However, you are still responsible for ensuring your employees are not exposed to airborne asbestos fibres, so you will need to work closely with your building manager, and any asbestos removalists who perform work at your workplace, to eliminate any risks to your employees.
If asbestos is being removed from the workplace that you rent or lease, following the steps below can help you manage the process.
Victoria's health and safety laws require employers to consult, so far as is reasonably practicable, with employees and health and safety representatives(if any) who are, or are likely to be directly affected by any health or safety matters. Consultation must include sharing information, giving employees the opportunity to express their views, and taking those views into account.
When asbestos is removed from your workplace, your building manager or owner must update their asbestos register to reflect the new condition of any asbestos that has been removed, enclosed or sealed.
Request an updated copy of the register so that you can also update your own register.
Reviewed 28 October 2019