When it comes to asbestos removal from your home or business, it can get quite confusing as to who can actually remove the asbestos from your home or business. Whether its asbestos in the ceiling or in your fence, getting the right team in to do the job can be the difference between a job done well or the potential for issues down the track.

In Queensland, there are a couple of asbestos removal license classes which may help you choose the company you need to remove asbestos from your home.

Asbestos Removal Licensing

The two types of asbestos removal licenses in Queensland are as Class A and a Class B license. Both relate to the two types of asbestos – friable and non-friable. Friable asbestos is in a powder form, or can be turned to a powder form by being crumbled or crushed in your hand. Non-friable asbestos is often in cement sheeting, or fibro, and can’t be crumbled by hand.

Class A License

The Class A license allows license holders to remove any amount of friable asbestos. The removal must be directly supervised by a nominated supervisor. Class A license holders can also carry out the removal of asbestos under the Class B license. Essentially hiring a business with a Class A license is your best bet for any asbestos in your home or office.

Class B License

A Class B license allows for the removal of more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos as well as contaminated debris and dust that goes with the removal of this product. A business with a Class B license cannot undertake any work associated with a Class A license.

If you need asbestos removed from your Brisbane home, or need identification done before you start your next reno, call the team at Icon Asbestos Removal. We are a fully qualified and experienced asbestos removals company holding a Class A license. Whether its asbestos in your walls or you’re wondering whether that lino in the kitchen has asbestos underneath, we can help.