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View requirements for asbestos removal licensing, clearance inspections and air monitoring.
There are two types of asbestos removal licences, friable asbestos (class A) and non-friable asbestos (class B).
Notify or give notice to WHSQ and notification of asbestos removal work to particular people.
Air monitoring means airborne asbestos fibre sampling that assesses exposures and the effectiveness of control measures. Air monitoring includes exposure, control and clearance monitoring.
When asbestos work is complete, a visual inspection of the work area should be conducted prior to resumption of normal occupancy to make sure it has been cleaned and all asbestos waste removed.
An asbestos removal licence is held by a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU). Workers carry out licensed asbestos removal work on behalf of or for the PCBU who holds the licence. Individual workers do not hold an asbestos licence but must meet certain training requirements.
Training for workers, training for nominated supervisors (for licensed asbestos removal work), and training and requirements for licensed asbestos assessors and competent persons for clearance inspections.
Construction work requirements in the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation) apply to demolition work generally, however, where the structure to be demolished contains asbestos, there are some additional requirements that apply.
Requirements and obligations for the 'minor contamination' of asbestos contaminated dust or debris (ACD).
Details of businesses that hold Class A and Class B licences to remove asbestos. A licensed asbestos assessor is required to carry out air monitoring, clearance inspections and issuing clearance certificates for friable asbestos removal.