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Committee Name:

Public Administration Committee

House:

Legislative Council
Report Type:Report

Title:

Inquiry into the Management of Asbestos Containing Materials in Western Australian State Schools
Report No:8
No of Pages:180
Physical Location:Legislative Council Committee Office

Presentation Date:

06/18/2008
Related Report(s):Report No 4 - A matter arising from the Committee’s Annual Report 2006 - Management of Asbestos Containing Materials in Western Australian Schools (2 May 2007)
Report No 3 - Annual Report 2006 (7 Dec 2006)
Report No 8 - Inquiry into the Management of Asbestos Containing Materials in Western Australian State Schools (18 Jun 2008)
Inquiry Name(s):Inquiry into the Management of Asbestos Containing Materials in Western Australian State Schools


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Page 55

    Recommendation 1: The Committee recommends that a comprehensive asbestos survey of all State schools be conducted periodically, and so as to be completed no later than three years after the completion of the previous asbestos survey.
Page 55

    Recommendation 2: The Committee recommends that the Department of Education and Training keeps a record of all asbestos containing materials (ACM) removed from State schools including details of the ACM removed, the location of the ACM removed, why it was removed and other relevant details.
Page 55

    Recommendation 3: The Committee recommends that the Department of Education and Training keeps a record of all air monitoring conducted at State schools including details of when, where and why the air monitoring was conducted, the result of the air monitoring and other relevant details.
Page 56

    Recommendation 4: The Committee recommends that the Department of Education and Training’s Asbestos Management Plan be publicly available and posted on the internet.
Page 57

    Recommendation 5: The Committee recommends that the Department of Education and Training provides the relevant Ministers with a report to be tabled in Parliament in December every two years. Such a report should cover activities in the previous two years. The report should detail:
1. whether a survey of asbestos containing materials (ACM) in all State schools was conducted. If so, provide a summary of the survey findings including the number of ACM identified, the number of ACM given each risk ranking during the survey, remedial action taken on ACM as a result of survey rankings and ACM risk rankings after remedial action was taken;
2. ACM removed from State schools. What ACM were removed, the location of the ACM, why ACM were removed and other relevant details;
3. air monitoring for asbestos fibres conducted at State schools. When, where and why air monitoring was conducted, what was the result of the air monitoring and other relevant details;
4. complaints received by the Department of Education and Training regarding the management of ACM in any State school;
5. training undertaken by State school principals with respect to ACM management;
6.training undertaken by contractors and other persons dealing with ACM in State schools;
7. any reasonably significant changes to the Department of Education and Training’s Asbestos Management Plan (relevant to ACM management at State schools); and
8. any other reasonably significant changes to ACM management policies, procedures and practices.