Removal of Asbestos

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Currently regulations allow for an individual to remove up to 10 m2 of bonded asbestos. Please note that AFTF does not recommend this practice.

Removal of asbestos products in Tasmania must be done in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

If you have concerns that a neighbour is removing asbestos without taking appropriate precautions please contact your local council.

If you are planning to undertake home renovations download our Asbestos at Home booklet you will find some useful information on these sites:

www.asbestos.tas.gov.au

www.asbestosawareness.com.au/asbestos-in-the-home

www.worksafe.tas.gov.au

Licensed Removalists

It is fundamental that the company you employ to remove asbestos is fully licensed (either as Class A – friable and bonded or Class B – bonded only).

WorkSafe Tasmania provides a list of licensed removalists Classes A & B.

Note: Contact WorkSafe Tasmania on 1300 366 322 to check the asbestos contractor of your choice holds the appropriate asbestos removal license.

For details about how to apply for an asbestos removal license click here.

Disposal

There are strict rules about preparation and disposal of asbestos containing materials. We recommend you seek professional help from a removalist. To find your nearest asbestos disposal site click here