Under section 24(1) of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013, the Chief Executive Officer may establish committees to assist in the performance of his or her functions and the functions of the council. To support the coordination and operation of the National Strategic Plan, the CEO formed the Building, Construction and Demolition Sectors Committee and the Research Advisory Committee.
Building, Construction and Demolition Services Committee
The Building, Construction and Demolition Sectors (BCDS) Committee held its inaugural meeting on 11 December 2014 and will meet at least three times per year to provide advice to the agency on issues relating to the management of asbestos in the building, construction and demolition sectors and the implementation of the National Strategic Plan.
The BCDS committee membership is comprised of industry, employer and employee representatives from the building, construction and demolition sectors, including:
Research Advisory Committee
The inaugural meeting of the Research Advisory Committee (research committee) was held on 25 June 2015. The research committee will also meet at least three times per year to discuss the advice it will provide to the agency on the design of a strategic research plan and assess proposals for research projects. The membership of this committee is also broad, including experts in public health, workplace health and safety, and research.
The research committee will advise the agency on the development of a strategic research plan and provide advice on the operation of the research strategy. Advice will include:
The research committee met once during the 2014–15 year.