With the introduction of the recent Safe Work Australia Workplace Health and Safety regulations, an Asbestos Clearance Inspection is required after the removal of friable and non-friable (bonded) asbestos.
Asbestos clearance certificates are provided by an independent occupational hygienist or licenced asbestos assessor after the asbestos removalists have completed their work. This is to ensure that the area is visually free of asbestos-containing materials and that it is unlikely there will be asbestos fibres in the air.
The asbestos clearance inspection may include the following verification methods to ensure that the area is relatively asbestos free:
- Visual clearance inspection
- Asbestos air monitoring
The clearance certificate will then be provided once clearance air monitoring results are below 0.01 f/ml and/or there are no visual clues that asbestos remains.