An Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) is a tool used when managing asbestos in a building, structure or in contaminated waste and soil. Most commonly an AMP is utilised by the controller of a building to assist in the prevention of exposure to asbestos fibres to occupiers of buildings and the general public.
The plan accompanies an Asbestos Register, which details the location of any known or presumed asbestos-containing materials alongside a risk assessment, based on the location and condition of the materials. The register will ensure that contractors working on your sites know where they’re likely to encounter asbestos materials so that necessary precautions can be taken.
It is mandatory that all workplaces have an Asbestos Register which is updated annually, and an AMP fulfils the duties of employers to ensure all practicable measures are in place to reduce potential hazards for all persons within a workplace.