Queensland laws prohibit the use of certain tools and work methods when working with asbestos-containing materials as they can generate dangerous airborne asbestos fibres.
Wearing the right personal protective equipment is essential to protecting your health when working with asbestos.
It is important that safe work procedures are in place when carrying out asbestos work or asbestos-related work to prevent fibres becoming airborne.
A notification must be submitted to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland before certain asbestos and demolition work takes place.
Requirements for asbestos removal, demolition and refurbishment.
Minor work on non-friable asbestos can be done safely by following established safe work procedures.
There are two types of asbestos removal licences, friable asbestos (class A) and non-friable asbestos (class B).
The removal of asbestos containing materials from homes and workplaces has different obligations under different laws.
Airborne asbestos fibre sampling that assesses exposures and the effectiveness of control measures.
A clearance inspection is an inspection of an area after licensed asbestos removal work has been completed to verify that it is safe for normal use.
You are obliged to comply with laws about how asbestos can be transport and disposed of.
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.