Hazardous Materials Management - project update 2017

The Australian National University is committed to safe and responsible management of hazardous materials (Hazmat). Buildings across the Acton and Mt Stromlo campuses are inspected for hazardous materials as required by ANU Hazardous Materials Management Plan and applicable legal and policy requirements, and each building has a register publicly available. The registers can be searched via building number.

Reinspections of 31 buildings on Acton campus

Throughout September, October and November 2017 a team of professionals will be conducting re-inspections on 31 buildings. The inspections will include visual and material sampling in accordance with relevant Australian Standards and Codes. A program of works will be implemented to remediate any findings.

Scope of the reinspections includes the following buildings: 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 14, 22, M027 (A, B & C), 28, 29, 30, 39, 44, 46, 54, 70, 72, 75, 76, 84, 97, 101A, 39A, 61-1, 64A, 67A, 75DGH, 75E, 75F, 75I and 102 (Fenner Hall).

Child Care Centres on Acton Campus

After discovering deterioration of lead based paint, Facilities and Services initiated remediation works on four child care centres on Acton campus (University Preschool Child Care Centre, Heritage Early Childhood Centre, Acton Early Childhood Centre, Cubby House on Campus – Early Learning Centre). Works started in May 2017 and will be ongoing through the following months. In addition to encapsulating and repainting works, external asbestos sheeting is being removed from one centre.

All works are undertaken under the supervision of an independent environmental hygienist engaged by Facilities and Services.

Facilities and Services issues a newsletter to ensure all parents and the community are informed of progress in a timely manner.

Jaeger 1 Basement

Remediation works and removal of asbestos lagging on hot water piping in Jaeger 1 Basement were completed in July 2017. These works allowed Research School Of Earth Sciences to reoccupy the basement level in its entirety.