Departmental staff play a key role in ensuring that any asbestos-containing material (ACM) found in department-owned facilities is managed in such a way as to minimise the risk to students, staff, volunteers, visitors and service providers.
An awareness and understanding of the issues associated with ACM and the department's asbestos management procedures is essential to minimise potential exposure to asbestos at the school or educational workplace.
Central to the department's staff asbestos awareness strategy is 'Asbestos management - your role', informing staff of key requirements for all maintenance, installation, refurbishment and construction related works, undertaken in department-owned facilities.
Asbestos Awareness presentation packages have been developed to assist in providing information to employees in departmental workplaces where there is confirmed and/or assumed asbestos-containing material.
The Asbestos Awareness presentation is an overview delivered annually by the building manager (school principal).
The Asbestos Management Team (AMT) training package is a 4 hour training presentation developed with the aim of providing an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and processes in relation to asbestos management in department-owned facilities.
Training will be provided on a regular basis, as required, for staff assigned as an Asbestos Management Team (AMT) member and/or responsible for the management of ACM in department-owned facilities.
Education staff allocated department housing can access the OnePortal Staff housing page (DETE employees only) to locate information about maintenance policy and procedures, housing asbestos registers and an asbestos awareness vodcast for tenants
This page was last reviewed on 01 Feb 2015