Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE?
In New South Wales and other states it is law to obtain a Clearance Certificate if removal of Asbestos work has been carried out and the area is greater than 10 square metres. The purpose of a Clearance Certificate is to ensure that all asbestos fragments posing a risk have been removed prior to the re-occupation of the workplace or domestic premises.
WHO CAN CONDUCT A CLEARANCE INSPECTION AND ISSUE OR GIVE A CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE?
Only an independent competent person through training and experience who has acquired the knowledge and skills may issue a Clearance Certificate for Non friable asbestos. For Friable asbestos work carried out by an independent licensed asbestos assessor or commonly known a an LAA, or a persons holding a tertiary qualification in occupational health and safety, occupational hygiene, science, building, construction or environmental training may conduct a clearance inspection ans issue a Clearance Certificate.
WHAT IS AN ASBESTOS REGISTER?
An asbestos register is a document that lists asbestos contaminated materials or commonly known as ACM to be present or presumed to be present in the workplace.
where is asbestos found?
Asbestos is found in over 3000 products. It wasn't until the mid 1980's that asbestos stopped being manufactured in Australia. It was legal to use asbestos building products up until 2003.
WHAT IS NON-FRIABLE ASBESTOS?
Non-friable asbestos is materials containing asbestos that is not friable. Non-friable asbestos are materials containing asbestos fibres reinforced with a bonding compound. Non-friable asbestos is usually present but not limited to a properties eves, bathroom, laundry and garage.
WHAT IS FRIABLE ASBESTOS?
Friable asbestos is material that is in a powder form or that can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry, and contains asbestos.