When it comes to keeping your employees safe, it is always prudent to expect the best but plan for the worst; you will never regret making the necessary fire safety arrangements. Safeguarding your business against fire by ensuring the necessary equipment, such as fire extinguishers and sprinklers, are functional and in place, alongside being aware of key aspects of fire prevention, can help to prevent tragedy and destruction.
In fact, regulation 43 of the harmonised work health and safety (WHS) legislation outlines the necessity for a business to adequately prepare to ensure the safety of their workforce in the event of a fire.
While specific laws will vary between states, it's important to have a general idea about the legality of asbestos in your business's building. If you find asbestos there, it may well be your legal responsibility to have it removed, and this guide aims to help you ascertain when that's the case and how to go about doing it if so.
Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?
If there has been asbestos in your building for some time now and it has only just been discovered, you may wonder what the purpose of having it removed is.