Asbestos Removalist Melbourne
In the asbestos removal industry, it is essential for an asbestos removalist Melbourne based to undertake asbestos removal and disposal work following the rules set by OH&S laws and regulations.
Worksafe VIC is the occupational health and safety arm of the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA). It takes the lead role in the promotion and enforcement of health and safety in Victorian workplaces. To become a licensed asbestos removalist Melbourne based, WorkSafe must grant your business a licence to remove Class B Asbestos.
Southstar Asbestos Removals are licensed asbestos removalists. The WorkSafe website features our licensing information.
Asbestos Removal Notification
In most cases, removing asbestos must be done by a licensed asbestos removalist. Licensed removalists must comply with particular requirements when removing asbestos. They also must notify WorkSafe when removing asbestos. The timeframes for notifying WorkSafe are as follows:
- Atleast 24 hours of asbestos removal of 10 sqm or less.
- Atleast 5 days prior to the remove of asbestos removal more than 10 sqm.
- within 24 hours of emergency asbestos removal work.
More information on Southstar Asbestos Removals practices can be found here.
Asbestos Removal Safety
There are a number of safety practices an asbestos removalist Melbourne must comply with to ensure the safety of the building occupants, neighbours, workers and the asbestos removalist themselves. This includes:
- Barricking the site
- Using warning and asbestos removal in progress signage
- Wearing protective clothing (overalls, masks, safety shoes, gloves etc.)
- Notifying WorkSafe
- Compliant safety equipment
- Creating a control plan and Safe Work Method Statement
Correctly packaging, transporting, unloading and disposing asbestos is another safety practice all licensed asbestos removal professionals must adhere to.
Obtaining a Free Quote for Asbestos Removal
When comparing quotes, it is important to known the asbestos removal safety practices when deciding on a asbestos removalist Melbourne service to engage with. For more information, you can contact Southstar Asbestos Removals.