Asbestos Risk Assessments (Division 5 in Victoria)

Hazardous Materials

It is a requirement that persons who manage or control workplaces must identify and record in a register all asbestos containing materials (ACM), so far as is reasonably practicable. Such an assessment is commonly referred to as a ‘Division 5 Assessment’ in Victoria, and where asbestos has been identified or assumed present must be conducted by a ‘competent’ person every 5 years for the purposes of ensuring the register remains up to date. A site asbestos register, once prepared must be accessible to site personnel at all times.

The preparation of an asbestos register involves a non-intrusive site assessment conducted by an experienced Edge consultant. Asbestos containing items throughout the site are systematically identified and assessed for the level of risk posed to the occupants of the site.

Once identified, the presence and location of asbestos must be recorded in the asbestos register and clearly indicated. If reasonably practicable, labelling must be used to indicate the presence of all asbestos containing material.


Edge Group has standardised industry accepts labels and signage and are able to provide expert advice on the placement to ensure on-going legislative compliance.

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