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Court Summary - at a glance
- Ensure a systematic method is implemented to effectively identify all hazards including existing and new hazards;
- Ensure effective training is provided to employees to identify asbestos;
- Ensure that an asbestos survey was conducted by a suitably qualified person prior to commencing demolition; and
- In the event asbestos is identified, ensure an appropriate experienced person is engaged for the removal of that asbestos before any work commenced.
The victim, an employee of the defendant, was observed by two health and safety inspectors using an excavator machine at a residential demolition site. Asbestos was not identified prior to demolition commencing.
A Prohibition Notice was issued to the principal of the site who then arranged an asbestos survey which found friable asbestos containing materials broken and spread on the site.