There are two types of licensed asbestos removalists:
- Class A licence holders
- Class B licence holders
Class B licence-holders are only permitted to perform Class B asbestos removal work, which means asbestos removal work (other than limited asbestos removal work) involving the removal of:
- non-friable asbestos, or
- asbestos-contaminated dust associated with or derived from the removal of non-friable asbestos.
Class B asbestos removalists must comply with a number of requirements, including:
- appointing a nominated supervisor to oversee the removal work
- developing an asbestos control plan before the job commences
- informing all employers and other persons occupying premises in the immediate and adjacent areas of proposed domestic 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.
Class A licence-holders are permitted to perform Class B and Class A asbestos removal work, which means asbestos removal work (other than limited asbestos removal work) involving the removal of:
- friable asbestos, or
- asbestos-contaminated dust (other than asbestos-contaminated dust associated with or derived from the removal of non-friable asbestos).
Class A licence holders must comply with the same requirements outlined above for Class B licence holders, and must also implement a range of specific measures to carry out the work safely and control risks, including using enclosures and always having the nominated supervisor on site.
Reviewed 29 October 2019