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Abestos on the spot fines DEV

Queensland Government agencies with responsibility to enforce the law, may issue on-the-spot fines for offences in accordance with their enforcement framework. Find out more about infringement notices (on-the-spot fines). Workplace Health and Safety Queensland enforce the laws for asbestos work. A summary of on-the-spot fines for asbestos work between 2018–21, is detailed below.

Contraventions under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 2018 2019 2020 20211
Failure to comply with an asbestos related improvement notice within period stated. 1 4 - 4
PCBU must not carry out, direct or allow a worker to carry out work involving asbestos, except as expressly allowed for under s. 419. 12 31 31 14
Person with management or control failed to ensure that asbestos register was prepared and kept at workplace. 10 9 8 2
Person with management or control failed to ensure that asbestos register was readily accessible to relevant persons as prescribed. - - -
Person with management or control failed to ensure that copy of asbestos register was given to PCBU who carried out/ intends to carry out work that involves risk of exposure to airborne asbestos. - 1 1 1
Person with management or control failed to ensure that copy of asbestos management plan was readily available to relevant person(s) as prescribed. - - 1 1
PCBU must not use, direct or allow a worker to use high pressure water spray or compressed air on asbestos/ACM. 1 3 2 -
PCBU must not use, direct or allow a worker to use power tools, brooms or any implements that cause the release of airborne asbestos into the atmosphere, unless the use of the equipment is controlled. 9 11 8 1
Person with management or control failed to ensure that PCBU carrying out demolition/refurbishment was given copy of asbestos register before work commenced. 1 1 2 -
PCBU carrying out demolition/refurbishment failed to obtain a copy of asbestos register from person with management or control before work commenced. - 1 2 -
Licensed asbestos removalist failed to give copy of asbestos removal control plan to person who commissioned removal work. - 1 - 1
Licensed asbestos removalist failed to ensure that copy of asbestos removal control plan was kept until relevant removal work was completed. 1 - - -
Licensed asbestos removalist failed to ensure that copy of asbestos removal control plan was kept until relevant removal work was completed. 1 - 3 1

Licensed asbestos removalist failed to give written notice to the regulator at least 2 2 4 1 five days before commencing licensed asbestos removal work.

2 2 4 1
Total number 39 64 62 26
Total value $71,568 $109,728 $120,384 $49,824

 

1Date range 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021