Asbestos Clearance Inspections
OHS & WHS Regulations require Clearance Certification to be carried out following all licensed asbestos removal works.
Asbestos Clearance Certification must be undertaken by a licensed asbestos assessor, independent from the person (and/or business) that was responsible for the removal work.
Appropriate warning signage and protective barriers restricting access to the Asbestos Work Area must remain in place until the clearance inspection is completed and a Clearance Certificate is issued.
Clearance Certification always involves conducting a Clearance Visual Inspection but not always carrying out Clearance Air Monitoring.
The results of Clearance Visual Inspection and Clearance Air Monitoring (if carried out) must be included within the Asbestos Register and/or Asbestos Management Plan to show that the removal has been conducted in a safe manner.
Asbestos Clearance Certificates
After any asbestos removal work, Clearance Certification must be carried out and a Clearance Certificate issued. The Clearance Certificate confirms that asbestos containing materials have been removed and that an Asbestos Work Area is safe for reoccupation.
The asbestos Clearance Certification verifies that:
- Control Monitoring was conducted during removal works
- Clearance Visual Inspection was conducted to ensure asbestos containing materials have been removed effectively
- Clearance Air Monitoring was conducted to ensure the air quality within the Asbestos Work Area was below the NOHSC: 2002 (2005) recommended Control Level of 0.01 f/ml
- The Asbestos Work Area is safe for re-occupation and normal use
Licensed Asbestos Assessors
Clearance Certification for friable asbestos removal works must be done by a Licensed Asbestos Assessor. The licensed asbestos assessor’s role is to carry out Clearance Visual Inspection and Clearance Air Monitoring following removal of friable asbestos.
EAPL has Licensed Asbestos Assessors available to ensure you comply with your legal obligations regarding the safe removal of asbestos
Assurance of Quality
As an additional assurance of service quality, as well as NATA accreditation to ISO 17025 & 17020, EAPL’s Integrated Management System is also accredited to the following Australian and international standards:
- Quality: AS/NZS ISO 9001: 2008
- Health and Safety: AS/NZS 4801: 2001 and OHSAS 18001: 2007
- Environmental: AS/NZS ISO 14001: 2004
Accredited for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020
Why Choose Emission Assessments (EAPL) to carry out Clearance Certification?
- EAPL is a NATA accredited TYPE A Inspection Body
- EAPL is a NATA accredited testing facility for Asbestos Fibre Counting and Asbestos Fibre Identification in materials and soil
- EAPL are NATA accredited for Asbestos Clearance Certification and issue Clearance Certificates that are NATA endorsed
- EAPL’s Licensed Asbestos Assessors carry out Clearance Certification involving Clearance Visual Inspection and Clearance Air Monitoring, which provides assurance that an Asbestos Work Area is safe to reoccupy after asbestos removal has taken place
- EAPL holds $10m of professional indemnity insurance & $20m of public liability insurance
To organise a Clearance Certification or to discuss Asbestos related matters contact EAPL on: