This Asbestos Safe Handling (< 10 sqm.) SWMS provides guidance on working with or removing small amounts non-friable asbestos less than 10 m2 in area. (No licence required).
This SWMS should be used for minor work in which asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are encountered in the workplace. Examples may be drilling into, painting or replacing a small section of non-friable asbestos sheeting wall or removing non-friable asbestos lagging for a pipe repair.
This SWMS does not cover the removal of friable asbestos, or non-friable asbestos greater than 10sqm, or working with asbestos friction materials such as brake pads.
Job Steps Covered in Asbestos Safe Handling (< 10 sqm.) SWMS:
(includes potential hazards and control measures)
For work carried out on a regular basis a generic SWMS may be prepared and used for those work activities.
Remember: The content of a SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking.
Prior to each new activity, each SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure they apply to the current work activities and the actual site you are working at.
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