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Asbestos on-the-spot fine 245718
|Date of incident||05 August 2017|
|Incident location (suburb)||Southport, Queensland|
The incorporated PCBU was the owner of a domestic house who engaged a worker through 'Airtasker to clean the asbestos containing material (ACM) roof. To undertake the work, the worker used high pressure water spray equipment to clean the roof. An investigation by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) Asbestos Unit identified this activity generated asbestos contaminated dust and debris (ACD) within the property boundaries.
|Enforcement action taken||
A prohibition notice was issued to the person undertaking the prohibited activity to stop the activity from continuing. This was complied with.
In consideration of the circumstances and other factors, 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: