In the ACT, it is a legal requirement that all asbestos removal work is carried out by a licensed asbestos removalist.
In all other states and territories, asbestos removal work must be carried out by a licensed removalist, unless the area being removed is 10m² or less.
However, it is always recommended that asbestos is removed by a licensed asbestos removalist no matter how big or small the job is.
How do I find a licensed asbestos removalist?
The work health and safety regulator in your state or territory will have a list of licensed asbestos removalists on their website.
Asbestos removalists are also listed in the Yellow Pages. If you are choosing a removalist from the Yellow Pages, ask them for a copy of their license, or contact the work health and safety regulator in your state or territory to confirm if they have the right class of license for the job.
A licensed asbestos removalist will have one of the following licenses:
- Class A license holders are permitted to remove all types of asbestos, including friable and non-friable forms.
- Class B license holders can only remove non-friable asbestos.