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Asbestos on-the-spot fine 2309443
|Date of incident||21 May 2018|
|Incident location (suburb)||Holland Park, Queensland|
The licensed asbestos removalist had been engaged by the owner of a domestic house to remove asbestos containing materials (ACM). During an unannounced audit of the site by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Asbestos Unit, a broom was identified to have been used to sweep up asbestos contaminated dust and debris (ACD). This audit was conducted because Inspectors from the Asbestos Unit had identified poor asbestos removal issues at another site.
|Enforcement action taken||
In consideration of the circumstances, it was decided that the most appropriate enforcement action was to issue an infringement notice to the PCBU under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011:
In addition, the use of the broom at this site along with poor asbestos removal practices identified at another site recently audited, all contributed to evidence to issue the licence holder with a warning letter advising that the PCBU would be audited again by the Asbestos Unit with the expectation that asbestos removal practices were to be in compliance with the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.