Synthetic mineral fibre policy
Intent and objectives
This policy has been produced in recognition of the hazard that Synthetic Mineral Fibres can pose to health.
In accordance with the RMIT Occupational Health & Safety Policy the University will, in so far as is reasonably practicable ensure:
- compliance with all standards and codes relating to materials containing Synthetic Mineral fibre;
- that new or replacement materials will wherever possible (ie where suitable alternatives are available) not contain Synthetic Mineral Fibres;
- that all employees and students who are required to work with materials containing Synthetic Mineral fibres will be trained in the safe use and handling of these materials and be supplied with the appropriate personal protection;
- that RMIT employees and contractors comply with all relevant federal and state legislation, regulations and associated codes of practice regarding materials containing Synthetic Mineral Fibre and with work practices as specified by Property Services and People and Culture
All employees and students
It is the responsibility of all employees and students required to work with materials containing Synthetic Mineral Fibres to ensure they conduct their activities in accordance with this policy.
PVCs, heads of schools, groups etc
It is the area manager's responsibility to ensure that all employees under their control and aware of this policy and to monitor its compliance.
People and culture
People and Culture will develop guidelines for employees and students who may be required to work with materials containing Synthetic Minerals fibres.
Property Services will be responsible for monitoring the work practices of contractors removing or installing materials containing Synthetic Mineral Fibres.[Next: Supporting documents and information]