School audit of asbestos a $2.5m bungle | Herald Sun

A WAITER, printer and retail sales manager, who had no qualifications in identifying hazardous materials, conducted asbestos audits in hundreds of NSW schools under a $2.5million government contract.

In a damning report questioning the accuracy of the schools’ asbestos registry, the NSW Ombudsman has found the Department of Finance and Services was motivated by saving money instead of protecting public safety when it selected a cheap tender to do asbestos audits in 2335 schools four years ago.

via School audit of asbestos a $2.5m bungle | Herald Sun.