Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016

Part 3 Asbestos removal

27 Duty to ensure asbestos removalist is licensed


A PCBU who commissions the removal of asbestos must ensure that the asbestos removal work is carried out by a licensed asbestos removalist who is licensed to carry out the work.


Subclause (1) does not apply if the asbestos to be removed is,—


cumulatively over the whole course of the removal project for the site, 10 m² or less of non-friable asbestos or ACD associated with the removal of that amount of non-friable asbestos; or


ACD that is not associated with the removal of friable or non-friable asbestos and is only a minor contamination.


If subclause (2) applies, the PCBU that commissions the asbestos removal work must ensure that the work is carried out by a competent person who has been trained in accordance with regulation 17.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Aust) r 458