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Who Can Conduct Asbestos Clearance in Australia?

In Australia, asbestos clearance is meticulously governed by the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and the Work Health and Safety Regulations (WHS Regulations), further elucidated by the Code of Practice under section 274 of the WHS Act. These regulations set forth explicit guidelines for conducting asbestos clearance, ensuring that such activities are carried out safely and by appropriately licensed and qualified individuals.

Central to these regulations is the stipulation that any business or individual undertaking the removal of asbestos at a workplace must ensure that this task is executed solely by a licensed asbestos removalist. This requirement ensures that professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills perform asbestos clearance work. There are two licenses relevant to asbestos clearance: Class A and Class B, each with distinct qualifications based on the type and quantity of asbestos or asbestos containing material (ACM) being removed.

A Class A license authorises the holder to remove any amount or quantity of asbestos or Asbestos Containing Material. This includes friable asbestos, which is more delicate and poses a higher risk of asbestos fibre release, and any amount of non-friable asbestos or ACM. On the other hand, a Class B license is more restrictive, permitting the removal of any amount of non-friable asbestos or ACM, with specific limitations regarding the quantity that can be handled without requiring a Class A license.

WHS Regulations

Moreover, the WHS Regulations underscore the necessity for a licensed asbestos assessor to perform critical tasks associated with asbestos clearance. This includes conducting asbestos air monitoring for Class A asbestos removal work, clearance inspections, and issuing clearance certificates for Class A asbestos removal tasks. Licensed assessors are also qualified to identify asbestos, assess risks, or review an asbestos register, making their role integral to the asbestos clearance process.

Another vital aspect of the WHS Regulations is the certification of workers involved in asbestos removal. A licensed asbestos removalist must verify that all workers, including supervisors, engaged in licensed asbestos removal work hold the appropriate certification. This certification ensures that those involved in asbestos clearance have undergone the relevant training and possess the competencies necessary to remove asbestos safely.

Navigating the regulatory landscape and ensuring compliance with the WHS Act and regulations can be daunting for businesses and individuals facing the complex and hazardous task of asbestos clearance. 

Asbestos Clearance Experts in Australia

This is where Global Asbestos Audits steps in as an indispensable partner. With a wealth of experience and expertise in asbestos management, Global Asbestos Audits offers comprehensive services to manage all aspects of asbestos clearance. From conducting initial assessments and obtaining necessary licenses to performing safe removal and disposal, Global Asbestos Audits ensures that your asbestos clearance needs are handled with the utmost professionalism and compliance with Australian safety standards.

Asbestos clearance in Australia is a highly regulated process designed to safeguard public health and safety. Whether you require a Class A or Class B licensed removalist or the expertise of a licensed asbestos assessor, it’s critical to adhere to the WHS Regulations. 

For peace of mind and compliance assurance, consider partnering with Global Asbestos Audits for all your asbestos clearance requirements.