Commercial Audits in Melbourne and Victoria
Commercial Audits in Melbourne and Victoria
Asbestos and Hazardous Material Audits
All commercial properties built prior to 2004 are required to have a Division 5 Asbestos Register identifying the location, friability and condition of all asbestos containing materials within the property.
Prior to the refurbishment or demolition of commercial or residential buildings in Victoria, you are required under the OHS Act 2004 to obtain a Division 6 Audit of the property.
This is a document that identifies the location and extent of asbestos and can include other hazardous materials, to be removed prior to demolition works, in order to ensure the health and safety of any contractors, construction, and demolition workers that may work on that building site.
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Division 5 Asbestos Registers
An Asbestos Register is a legal obligation for all workplaces in Victoria that were built prior to 2004. Additionally, the workplace must be re-inspected every 5 years and the register updated.
An Asbestos Register is a document that will outline the location of asbestos materials within a building, their condition, friability, a risk assessment, as well as any actions that need to be taken along with photos.
Victoria also has the particular requirement that any ‘unfixed’ items be noted in the register including, for example, asbestos dust, stored asbestos items or asbestos-containing furniture items.
Division 6 Asbestos and Hazardous Material Registers
Due to the destructive nature of demolition and refurbishment work, the possible exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials increases significantly. Prior to any refurbishment or demolition of commercial buildings in Victoria, you are required under the OHS Act 2004 to obtain a Division 6 Asbestos Audit or a Division 6 Hazardous Materials Audit of the property.
The Division 6 Asbestos Audit report is used by the workers on site as a guide to the location, friability and condition of all asbestos materials that require removal before demolition. Depending on the specific requirements for the site other hazardous materials can be included on the report such as lead paint, lead dust, metalic lead, ozone depleting substances, synthetic mineral fibres and polychlorinated biphenyls.
Greenlight Environmental Services specialises in performing Division 6 audits in structures throughout Victoria. Division 6 Assessment reports are often relied upon by demolition and refurbishment contractors when preparing quotations.
Asbestos vs Hazardous Materials
Which do I need?
Depending on your or your client’s needs and the extent of the demolition works you may require an asbestos audit or a full hazardous material audit. Give us a call 03 9048 4411 and we will be able to help work out what is the best option for you.
Hazardous Material Audits
What is Involved in a Division 6 Audit?
A division 6 audit with Greenlight includes the following:
- A physical inspection of the worksite where proposed demolition and/or refurbishment will take place.
- Collection of samples of all relevant areas of the worksite, structure or building where works will take place.
- Testing of samples collected in a NATA Accredited lab.
- Comprehensive report that identifies the location and type of hazardous materials in your worksite
What is the Division 6 Audit Used For?
The Division 6 audit is used by contractors, construction workers and asbestos/hazardous materials removalists as a reference to ensure they know the location of any hazardous materials that may be present in a workplace, their condition and extent.
For asbestos and hazardous materials removalists, the Division 6 Audit report allows them to easily identify all locations of these materials. Greenlight reports clearly identify locations with inline photos and colour coded reports with extents noted in square metres. This will allow asbestos removal companies to easily quote for removal works on an item by item basis.
Who is Responsible for a Division 6 audit?
It is a requirement of the contractor engaging in works of a site, structure or building who must ensure that a Division 6 asbestos register is in place prior to any works commencing.
Works cannot start until the hazardous materials register is in place and any asbestos materials have been removed. The cost of the audit can be passed onto the owner of the workplace.
Non-compliance can result in fines up to $30k.
Obtaining a Division 6 Audit for your workplace, business or property is easy with Greenlight. A tertiary qualified consultant will come to your site and conduct a visual inspection and collect samples. Once samples have been obtained, they will be tested in our NATA accredited laboratory and analysis will be conducted.
Once analysis has been completed, we will prepare a Division 6 report that will include the Asbestos or Hazardous Material Type and the location within the site.
Our report will be ready within 3 business days of our investigation.
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