Hazardous Materials Management Plan

EAPL is an independent environmental consultancy specialising in hazardous materials management and deliver impartial trusted advice and professional services to our clients both national and international.

Hazardous Materials include but are not limited to:

  • Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
  • Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyl’s (PCB)
  • Lead Paint and Dust
  • Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

Regulations require that “Persons with Control” of workplaces or “persons conducting a business or undertaking” keep an accurate Register of hazardous building materials especially asbestos-containing materials (ACM).

“Persons with Control” or “persons conducting a business or undertaking” (PCBUs) include:

  • Premises owner or occupier
  • Employer
  • Manager
  • Other representative with responsibility for workplace repairs or alterations
  • Landlords

What is a Compliant HazMat Management Plan?

A compliant Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP) sets out how identified Hazardous Materials will be managed, it must include:

  • Key Hazardous Materials information (i.e. HazMat Survey)
  • Identification, labelling and risk assessment of Hazardous Materials (i.e. HazMat Register)
  • Roles & responsibilities under the HMMP and the person’s responsibilities
  • Communication and awareness strategies (i.e. Staff Training)
  • Decisions, and reasons for the decisions, about the management of Hazardous Materials at the workplace
  • Procedures for detailing accidents, incidents or emergencies of Hazardous Materials especially asbestos
  • Outline of how risks will be controlled i.e. appropriate control measures
  • Timetable for managing risks of exposure
  • Procedures, including a timetable for reviewing and, if necessary, revising the HMMP and HazMat Register
  • Air monitoring procedures

Hazardous Material Management

EAPL provides complete hazardous materials management from identification and risk assessment to remediation. Our HazMat services include:

Asbestos Surveys, Asbestos Registers and Asbestos Management Plans

  • Asbestos Survey to identify the type, location and extent of asbestos containing materials
  • Asbestos Register that lists all identified (or assumed) asbestos in a workplace
  • Asbestos Management Plan that relates how identified asbestos or ACM will be managed

HazMat Surveys, HazMat Registers and HazMat Management Plans

  • HazMat Survey to identify the type, location and extent of hazardous materials
  • HazMat Register that lists all hazardous materials in a workplace
  • HazMat Management Plan that relates how identified hazardous materials will be managed

Airborne Contaminant Monitoring

EAPL provides air monitoring and testing on most substances hazardous to health across a wide variety of industries and activity sectors. EAPL can help you fulfil your obligations to prevention and control exposure to hazardous airborne substances. EAPL test for and monitor a wide range of substances, which include:

  • Airborne asbestos fibres
  • Breathable dust and fibres
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Lead
  • Ammonia
  • Formaldehyde
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Acid mists
  • Carbon monoxide/dioxide

Hazardous Materials Remediation

EAPL provides impartial trusted advice to our clients both national and international to manage the removal or abatement of hazardous materials. This includes provision of project management and expert guidance for removal/remediation to ensure safety of workers and the public.

Hazardous Materials Demolition Plan

Clause 1.6 in AS 2601 mandates that a Hazardous Material Survey must be undertaken to identify and remove hazardous materials before refurbishment or demolition. This is to reduce as far as reasonably practicable exposure of workers, building occupiers and the general public to:

  • Airborne asbestos fibres
  • Lead dust
  • Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS)
  • Synthetic mineral fibres (SMF)
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl’s (PCBs)

An Asbestos Survey or Hazardous Materials survey may have been undertaken in the past but these would invariably be non-invasive “Management” type surveys and wall cavities and voids etc. not accessed. It is therefore important that before demolition work a pre-Demolition Survey is undertaken to look for hazardous materials found hidden within the building fabric and wall cavities.

Pre-demolition surveys use destructive, invasive sampling techniques involving partial destruction to access voids and concealed surfaces.

A Hazardous Materials Demolition Plan clearly identifies the roles and responsibilities of an organisation to reduce as far as reasonably practicable exposure to hazardous materials during demolition and refurbishment. It involves a systematic approach to:

  • Meet legislative requirements
  • Identify roles and responsibilities
  • Accurately identify hazardous materials
  • Understand and educate health effects from hazardous materials
  • Assess the risk of hazardous materials
  • Control the risk of exposure to hazardous materials
  • Remove the hazardous material while controlling risk
  • Validate the area after hazardous material removal
  • Safely transport and dispose of hazardous materials

EAPL Hazardous Materials Surveys (HazMat Surveys) and Hazardous Materials Management Plans are NATA endorsed and produced in accordance with the requirements of:

  • AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17020:2013 for the inspection of hazardous materials including asbestos.
  • Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces [NOHSC:2018(2005)]
  • Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos [NOHSC: 2002 (2005)]
  • Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Mineral Fibre [NOHSC:2006(1990)]
  • Occupation Health and Safety Regulations 1996
  • AS 2601 Demolition of Structures
  • Guidelines for the Assessment, Remediation and Management of Asbestos- Contaminated Sites in Western Australia – May 2009
  • Department of Environment (DEC), Contaminated Sites Management Series (2001-2010)
  • National Environmental Protection (Assessment of Site contamination) Measure (2013)
  • Guide to Lead Paint Management, Part 2: Residential and Commercial Buildings Standards Australia (AS 4361.2 – 1998);
  • Identification of PCB-Containing Capacitors; An information Booklet for Electricians and Electrical Contractors (ANZECC 1997)
  • The Australian Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Code of Good Practice Standards Australia (HB 40.1 – 2001)

Assurance of Quality

For the purposes of inspection, EAPL is a Type A Inspection Body: i.e. not linked to any party directly involved in design, manufacture, ownership, use or maintenance of the establishments it surveys.

As an additional assurance of service quality, as well as NATA accreditation to ISO 17025 & 17020, EAPL’s Integrated Management System is also accredited to the following Australian and international standards:

  • Quality: AS/NZS ISO 9001: 2008
  • Health and Safety: AS/NZS 4801: 2001 and OHSAS 18001: 2007
  • Environmental: AS/NZS ISO 14001: 2004

NATA-Logo-SmallAccredited for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020

Why Choose Emission Assessments (EAPL) to prepare your Hazardous Materials Management Plan?

  • EAPL is a NATA accredited TYPE A Inspection Body
  • EAPL’s Asbestos & HazMat Surveys, Asbestos & HazMat Registers and Asbestos & HazMat Management Plans are NATA endorsed
  • EAPL’s Asbestos & HazMat Surveys, Asbestos & HazMat Registers and Asbestos & HazMat Management Plans comply with the national Code of Practice and Chapter 8 of the model Work, Health and Safety Regulations (2011).
  • EAPL’s reports are presented in easily understood format
  • EAPL is a NATA accredited testing facility for Asbestos Fibre Counting and Asbestos Fibre Identification in materials and soil
  • EAPL holds $10m of professional indemnity insurance & $20m of public liability insurance

EAPL will conduct a free desktop audit to ensure existing HazMat or Asbestos Register and/or Management Plan comply with current regulations.

To organise a desktop audit or arrange an HazMat or Asbestos Survey Contact EAPL on:
08 94942958