Asbestos Removal Licensing Requirements in VictoriaAsbestos Solutions are fully licensed for safe asbestos removal

Asbestos Solutions is fully licensed to safely remove and dispose of non-friable asbestos.

In Victoria, large scale asbestos removal must generally be be done by a removalist licensed by WorkSafe, or trained employees of a licence-holder. The licence-holder is usually required to notify WorkSafe in advance before any asbestos removal work is carried out. Unlicensed removal of small amounts of non-friable asbestos is permitted under certain circumstances, however the person removing the asbestos is taking on potentially significant health risks if untrained safe removal procedures.

Class B licence-holders are only permitted to remove non-friable asbestos and must comply with a number of requirements, including:

  • appointing a nominated supervisor to oversee the removal work
  • developing a control plan before the job
  • informing employees in the area of the proposed removal work
  • using specific methods for removal, waste containment and waste disposal
  • using signs and barricades
  • providing decontamination facilities
  • providing employees with information, training, personal protective clothing and equipment, and medical examinations