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Asbestos licences


Asbestos assessor licence

Air monitoring must be conducted at all licensed asbestos removals by an independent licensed asbestos assessor. This requirement also applies to Class B removals.

The air monitoring can provide information for clearance for the PCBU for re-entry (reoccupation) as well as provide exposure information for the licensed removalists workforce.

The Asbestos Assessor Licence was introduced into South Australia on 1 January 2015. Laboratories (as a business) were previously approved to carry out asbestos monitoring work but now individual persons are licensed.

Application form: PDF icon Asbestos Assessor Licence

Replacement licence form:PDF icon Replacement asbestos assessor.pdf

Fees: $2,014

Duration: 5 years

Legislation:

Note: This licence enables the holder to conduct air monitoring at licensed asbestos removals and clear class A asbestos removals for reoccupation. Applicants must be familiar with the provisions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) and Chapter 8 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA), relevant Codes of Practice and Australian Standards. If applicants intend to count their own slides (to the membrane filter method) rather than use the services of a NATA laboratory, they must hold documented slide counting proficiency.

Example Asbestos Assessor Licence


Register of asbestos assessors

SafeWork SA is required to keep a publicly available register of each person holding an asbestos assessor licence.

PDF icon Register of Asbestos Assessors


Asbestos removal - Class A licence

The Class A licence enables the holder to remove any form of asbestos material.

Application form: PDF icon Asbestos Removal Licence - Class A

Guide for applicants: PDF icon Asbestos removal - Guide for applicants.pdf

Fees: $23,563

Duration: 5 years

Legislation:

Note: This licence enables the holder to remove any form of asbestos material. Applicants must be familiar with the provisions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) and Chapter 8 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA), relevant Codes of Practice and Australian Standards.


Asbestos removal - Class B licence

The Class B licence enables the holder to remove asbestos cement products (eg. fibro) and other non-friable asbestos containing material (eg floor tiles).

Application form: PDF icon Asbestos Removal Licence - Class B

Guide for applicants: PDF iconAsbestos removal - Guide for applicants.pdf

Fees: $3,590

Duration: 5 years

Note: This licence enables the holder to remove only asbestos cement products (e.g. fibro) and other non-friable asbestos containing material (e.g. floor tiles). Applicants must be familiar with the provisions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) and Chapter 8 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA), relevant Codes of Practice and Australian Standards.

Where applicants intend to remove asbestos-backed vinyl floor coverings and other friable asbestos products they must hold a Class A asbestos removal licence.


Register of asbestos removal licence holders

SafeWork SA is required to keep a publicly available register of each person holding an asbestos removal licence.

PDF icon Register of Asbestos Removal Licence Holders - Class A

PDF icon Register of Asbestos Removal Licence Holders - Class B