The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (WHS Regulations) require that after the asbestos removal work has been completed an asbestos clearance certificate is issued to verify that the area is safe for normal use prior to re-occupancy. The asbestos clearance certificate can only be issued when the satisfactory findings of a visual clearance inspection ( the asbestos removal area, and the area immediately surrounding it, are free from visible asbestos contamination in the form of loose asbestos fibre, fragment or debris) and if required clearance air monitoring (the monitoring shows airborne asbestos fibre below 0.01 fibres/ml) are confirmed.
Under the WHS Regulations 2011, the following apply to issuing the asbestos clearance certificate:
If the asbestos clearance certificate has not been obtained, the asbestos removal work area cannot be re-occupied for normal use. Most local councils require an asbestos clearance certificate issued by an occupational hygienist following the removal of asbestos as part of the condition of local council development application.
SESA asbestos consultants are licensed asbestos assessors and occupational hygienists who can assist you with your asbestos clearance inspection and issue any type of asbestos clearance certificate.
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