Who should remove asbestos?
If asbestos has been identified which needs to be removed you will most likely require a Licenced Asbestos Removalist. The only exception to this rule is that if the asbestos is 10 square metres or less and is non-friable asbestos in good condition. (in this case there should still be a competent person, with controls in place to ensure it is carried out safely)
Click here to find out about the difference between friable and non-friable asbestos.
There are two types of Removalists – Class A and Class B
- Class A removalists can remove friable and non-friable asbestos.
- Class B can only remove non-friable material.
Class A and Class B removalists must hold a licence issued by Worksafe NZ. You can check if they have one here . Non-licensed Removalists could put you at risk via poor removal techniques, which could result in the release of asbestos fibres which in turn pose a health risk and can cross contaminate other areas of your property.
Our team of Asbestos Assessors work closely with Licensed Removalists.