Workplace Health & Safety Regulations require an Asbestos Clearance Certificate when asbestos is removed. Whether it is in your workplace or someone’s home, if the amount of asbestos removed is 10 square metres or more, then it likely that a certificate is required, depending on the relevant state regulations.
The purpose of the Asbestos Clearance Certificate is to ensure that all visible asbestos fragments posing a significant health risk have been removed. This also includes the transit routes to and from the removal area.
EHS will undertake an appropriate visual inspection to verify that the asbestos has been removed from the area and may conduct air testing and dust sampling to ensure no dangerous asbestos materials remain on the site.
People may not enter the area where the asbestos removal took place until an Asbestos Clearance Certificate has been issued. During this time, any restrictions and barricades should remain in place until the final clearance certificate is issued.