Be warned penalties for non-compliance.

The Asbestos Abatement Regulations November 2020 is currently being enforced and building owners are warned of the penalties for non-compliance.

Penalties asbestos non compliance

Building owners face harsh penalties for non-compliance:

Asbestos Abatement Regulations 2020

Offences and penalties

Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of regulation 3 up to and including regulation 24 is guilty of an offence and upon conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months and, in the case of a continuous offence, to an additional fine of R500,00 for each day on which the offence continues or to additional imprisonment of one day for each day on which the offence continues: Provided that the period of such additional imprisonment must in no case exceed 90 days.

Building owners are required by law to only use Type 2 & 3 Registered Asbestos Contractors (RAC) when removing large scale asbestos.

A competent person must be appointed to draft an asbestos inventory.

Any asbestos work must have the written approval from the designated authority at the Department of Employment and Labour.

Indawo is a registered Type 3 Asbestos Contractor and has more than 50 years experience in the industry.

Indawo’s health and safety company, Ingozi Management Safety and Health Consultants provide the necessary health and safety plans and monitoring for Indawo’s asbestos removal projects across all sites in Cape Town, Western Cape.

Regular site visits by an experienced Health and Safety Officer together with asbestos air monitoring is part of a strict asbestos checking regime that each site must comply with.

All PPE is adhered to for site staff and visitors to each site.