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Hazardous Materials Management

Asbestos Services

The Asbestos Advisory Team are part of DIT Technical Services Section within Policy, Strategy & Program Development.  The Asbestos Advisory Team utilises extensive hazard management and toxicology knowledge for the management of asbestos in Government assets. They provide across-government advice on managing issues with asbestos containing material (ACM) in accordance with relevant State and Federal strategies and regulations.

They provide advice on the following asbestos management issues:

  • Site inspections and recommendations
  • Asbestos removals
  • Emergency asbestos incident management
  • Risk assessments
  • Preparation and updating of asbestos registers
  • Asbestos education

The continued legacy of asbestos containing materials (ACM) in government buildings is a significant concern for the South Australian Government, which is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of its employees while at work and minimising the risk to the health of employees, contractors and the public from exposure to asbestos. The Government’s commitment to this protection is exemplified through the provision of an annual Asbestos Removal Fund.

For further details on the Asbestos Advisory Team, together with details on accessing the Asbestos Removal Fund, please contact the Asbestos Advisory Team on 08 8402 1716 or at

Safety Alerts

A Safety Alert issued in December 2020 for the risk of possible asbestos exposure when removing or disturbing glass and frames of windows issued by the Asbestos Advisory Team.

Glazing and Caulking materials potentially containing asbestos

Guide Notes

Changes to the services provided by the DIT Asbestos Advisory Team have been streamlined commencing from 1 January 2021.  This guideline sets out the services provided by the DIT Asbestos Advisory Team and the process for Agencies.

Asbestos Advisory Team - process (November 2020)

Important Documents

  1. Asbestos Removal Record Form 2020
  2. Asbestos Removal Fund Operating Guidelines
  3. Asbestos Removal Guidelines