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Asbestos Removal & Disposal

Most higher risk work with asbestos must only be done by a licensed contractor but any decision on whether particular work is licensable is based on the risk.

Non Licensed Asbestos Removal

Examples of non-licensed work with asbestos

  • Cleaning up small quantities of loose/ fine debris containing ACM dust (where the work is sporadic and of low intensity, the control limit will not be exceeded and it is short duration work)

  • Drilling of textured decorative coatings for installation of fixtures/fittings

  • Encapsulation and sealing-in work on asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that are in good condition.

Maintenance and removal work involving

  • asbestos cement products (eg asbestos garage/shed/outhouse/unit roof sheeting, tiles and rainwater goods)

  • asbestos in ropes, yarns and woven cloth

  • asbestos gaskets or asbestos rope cords (including removal as part of repair and upkeep of equipment) if this can be done without substantial breakage

  • asbestos-containing thermoplastic and vinyl floor tiles, bitumen roof felt, shingles, damp-proofing coatings, and mastics

  • asbestos-containing felt and paper

  • plastic paint coatings, PVC floors, panels and sealing compounds

  • asbestos-containing conveyor belts/drive belts, bonded rubber, electric cables

  • resin-based ACMs such as friction products (eg brake linings)

  • Painting/repainting AIB that is in good condition

Other work:

  • on other materials containing asbestos (such as paints, bitumen, resins, rubber, etc) where the fibres are bound in a matrix which prevents most of them being released (this includes, typically, aged/weathered AC)

  • associated with collecting and analysing samples to identify the presence of asbestos

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