Common property may include doors, windows, walls or some floor areas. It is very important for the body corporate to consider whether their building or other common areas may have asbestos containing materials. If the body corporate is shared commercial and residential and there is asbestos or if the body corporate assumes there is asbestos an asbestos register may be required.
Putting up a warning sticker in your switchboard or electrical box that your house may contain asbestos will help alert tradespeople and contractors that asbestos may be found there so they take adequate precautions before any work is carried out safely.
Details of businesses that hold Class A and Class B licences to remove asbestos. A licensed asbestos assessor is required to carry out air monitoring, clearance inspections and issuing clearance certificates for friable asbestos removal.
There are specific requirements how asbestos should be managed during removal, minor works or maintenance procedures. It is also important to know about prohibited activities, notifications, licences as well as advice about clean ups after floods, storms or fires.