WorkSafe ACT issues Prohibition Notice over asbestos contamination at Fyshwick warehouse

WorkSafe ACT issued a Prohibition Notice to a commercial property in Fyshwick after it informed of possible asbestos contamination.

The agency engaged a licensed asbestos assessor who confirmed that asbestos-containing material was present at the site. The asbestos is not loose fill amosite asbestos or Mr. Fluffy.

It is understood that upgrade works to the ceiling space disturbed asbestos ceiling panels which resulted in parts of the panels becoming friable. Friable asbestos-containing material on stock and stock covering in the warehouse was detected as well as the floor areas.

Access Canberra is working with the retail company at its Fyshwick warehouse and Corporate Office to correct the issue and investigate how it occurred.

The company will be contacting customers who may have purchased stock over the affected period and working with licensed asbestos assessors and removalists on the management of remaining stock.

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