Who should remove asbestos?
If asbestos has been identified and needs to be removed, you will most likely require a Licensed 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 a competent person should be engaged and they must have 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. Click here to view the register. Non-licensed Removalists could put you at risk via poor removal techniques resulting in the release of asbestos fibres, which in turn pose a health risk and can cross contaminate other areas of your property.