An Asbestos Clearance Certificate is required if more than 10m² of asbestos containing material (ACM) is removed in N.S.W – A clearance inspection must also be carried out by a recognised and licensed asbestos assessor or competent person.
A clearance inspection entails a visual inspection of the asbestos removal work areas if the asbestos containing material is deemed non friable to verify that the removal was carried out according to the code of practice. To support this assessment though not mandatory for non- friable asbestos, the monitoring of airborne fibre clearance is for the purpose of ensuring that the exposure of airborne fibre content within the workplace is below the expected exposure standard. After inspection, a clearance certificate will be issued to ascertain that the asbestos removal work area is now safe for re-occupancy.
Within the period of the asbestos clearance inspection being carried out, proper signage supported with barricades must secure the premises in order to bar unauthorised persons from gaining entrance to the vicinity. This safety precaution is maintained until the clearance inspection is concluded and a clearance certificate has been issued.
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