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What are clearance inspections ?

Following any asbestos work carried out, there are requirements to ensure the work area, tools and workers are decontaminated and asbestos waste is disposed of properly. In addition to this, for licensed removal work a clearance inspection will be required before the work area can be reoccupied for ordinary use.

What is a clearance certificate ?

Asbestos Clearance Certificates are issued by Licenced Asbestos Assessors following licensed asbestos removal works to notify stakeholders that the area is safe for re-occupation. The competent person will Visually inspect the asbestos work area to make sure it has been properly cleaned. Clearance monitoring may be required to ensure that the work area is free of asbestos fibres prior to being certified for reoccupation.

Clause 489 of the WHS Regulation states that “An asbestos assessor licence is required for air monitoring, clearance inspections and clearance certificates for class A removal work (friable asbestos removal work)”.

Consultants at K2E are qualified Licenced Asbestos Assessors. Call us today to discuss your clearance certificate requirements.

Who are Licenced Asbestos Assessors ?

A Licensed asbestos assessor is a person who holds an asbestos assessor licence approved by the relevant State or Territory.

The WHS Regulations require that a person must hold an asbestos assessor licence to conduct the following:

A licensed assessor can also carry out a number of other tasks including identifying asbestos, carrying out a risk assessment or reviewing an asbestos register.

Consultants at K2 Consulting Group has undertaken countless surveys in various buildings, vessels, plant and machinery and can assist you with your surveys.

Our Services

Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos surveys include intrusive (sampling and analysis) and non-intrusive methods of analysis of building materials to determine if the building materials contain any asbestos products. The surveys include careful examination of various building materials by a competent person and recording of the findings.

Asbestos Registers

It is a document that lists all identified asbestos in a workplace. SafeWork States that the “Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) must ensure, an asbestos register is prepared and kept at the workplace. It must be readily available to workers, their health and safety representatives and other persons.

Asbestos Clearance Inspections

Following any asbestos work carried out, there are requirements to ensure the work area, tools and workers are decontaminated and asbestos waste is disposed of properly. In addition to this, for licensed removal work a clearance inspection will be required before the work area can be reoccupied for ordinary use.

Asbestos Air Monitoring

Air monitoring involves sampling airborne asbestos fibres to assist in assessing exposure to asbestos and the effectiveness of implemented control measures. It must be conducted in accordance with the Guidance Note on the Membrane Filter Method for Estimating Airborne Asbestos Dust, 2nd Edition [NOHSC: 3003 (2005)].

Asbestos Management Plans

Asbestos containing materials identified in the workplace will be managed. SafeWork States that the “A person with management or control of a workplace must ensure a written asbestos management plan is prepared for the workplace if asbestos or ACM has been identified or assumed present, or is likely to be present from time to time at the workplace.

Asbestos Testing

Asbestos containing materials identified in the workplace will be managed. SafeWork States that the “A person with management or control of a workplace must ensure a written asbestos management plan is prepared for the workplace if asbestos or ACM has been identified or assumed present, or is likely to be present from time to time at the workplace.

Asbestos Inspection

Air monitoring involves sampling airborne asbestos fibres to assist in assessing exposure to asbestos and the effectiveness of implemented control measures. It must be conducted in accordance with the Guidance Note on the Membrane Filter Method for Estimating Airborne Asbestos Dust, 2nd Edition [NOHSC: 3003 (2005)].

Asbestos in Soil

Uncontrolled asbestos materials in soils may cause human health risk and environmental risk. Asbestos in soils can attract regulatory intervention from local councils, the EPA and SafeWork. Asbestos is often found in soils due to unintentional accidental damage from demolition works or deliberate illegal storage or dumping or littering.

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