We Are Licensed To Remove Asbestos in Queensland

About Friable Asbestos

B & C Asbestos hold a class A license and are able to remove any amount of friable asbestos (material that contains asbestos and is in a powder form or that can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry) and more than ten square metres of non-friable asbestos. Non-friable asbestos (bonded) materials include asbestos cement sheeting, often called fibro, used in many buildings before 1990. The sheeting was used for cladding, roofs, and fences and can often be found as backing boards in wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms.

About Non-friable (bonded) asbestos

We also hold a class B license and are only licensed to be able to remove more than ten square metres of non-friable asbestos or any asbestos-contaminated dust or debris associated with the removal of more than ten square metres of non-friable asbestos. The licence does not authorise the removal of friable asbestos.

Asbestos removal and demolition license

All asbestos removal must be carried out in accordance with the WHS Regulation and may require the removalist to hold either an A or B class asbestos removal license, (issued under the WHS Regulation) in the following circumstances:

  • the removal of more than 10 m² of non-friable asbestos must be carried out by a business with a current A or B class asbestos removal license
  • the removal of friable asbestos (loosely bound), must be carried out by a business with a current class A asbestos removal license

Business operators performing demolition are regulated under the WHS Regulation. The person performing the demolition may require a demolition licence (issued under the WHS Regulation). Specific demolition approval may also be required from your local QLD council or NSW council.

Additional guidance is provided in the Demolition work code of practice 2013 (PDF, 440.6 KB) .

Asbestos removal control plan (ARCP) for licensed removal

Prior to demolition and before the licensed asbestos removal commences, an asbestos removal control plan must be prepared by the licensed asbestos removalist. See the How to safely remove asbestos code of practice 2011 (PDF, 784.57 KB) for guidance on the content of the ARCP.

We Adhere To Protecting The Environment

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) licenses businesses that transport asbestos waste and landfills that accept this waste.

Businesses that breach their environmental authority conditions or carry out these activities without an environmental license may be fined or prosecuted.

Our team is dedicated to safeguarding the state’s environmental values and reducing any impacts from environmental harm and therefore we carry all of the applicable licenses to transport and dispose of asbestos accordingly.

If you are looking for information on asbestos waste information in NSW here is a great resource link to view HERE.