Class A (friable) Supervision

Friable (Class A) asbestos refers to any material found beneath ground level. It also refers to certain older kinds of insulation found in home stoves and heaters and also in ceiling insulation. Commercial buildings are where asbestos-containing ceiling insulation was generally used. In recent generations of insulation products, the asbestos has been replaced by glass fibres.

As per the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, particular functions in regards to Class A asbestos removal work must be undertaken by an independent and licensed assessor.

These functions are:

  • Air monitoring during removal
  • Clearance inspections
  • Clearance certificate issuing


Removal Work

When licensed asbestos removal work is being carried out at a workplace, an asbestos removal supervisor must oversee the work. The licensed asbestos supervisor must have a certification appropriate to the type of licensed asbestos work.

If the asbestos removal work requires a Class A licence, for example removing friable asbestos, the asbestos removal supervisor must be present at the asbestos removal area whenever the work is being carried out.

However, if the asbestos removal work requires a Class B licence, for example non-friable asbestos that is more than 10 m², then the asbestos removal supervisor must be readily available to a worker who is carrying out the work whenever it is being carried out. For example, if the supervisor is contactable by phone and able to arrive at the workplace within 20 minutes, this would be regarded as accessible.

Where the asbestos removal work requires a Class B licence and it is being carried out by a self-employed person working alone, for example a plumber removing more than 10 m² of AC sheeting, the person must hold the competency of a worker for non-friable asbestos removal and the competency of a supervisor for non-friable asbestos removal.

Asbestos Removals Australia have many Class A & Class B supervisors available to assist when required. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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Our Services

These are our key service areas

Bonded Asbestos Removals

Friable Asbestos Removals

Additional Services

Bonded Asbestos Removals

What is Bonded Asbestos?

Asbestos Removal Services in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Asbestos is found in most older houses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and can be incredibly dangerous if disturbed or broken. If you have discovered asbestos anywhere in your home, don’t panic, contact Asbestos Removals Australia and we’ll handle the concern with care and caution.

Bonded asbestos is known as Class B asbestos, and is less immediately dangerous than Class A. It is part of a fibre-cement product, and is in bonded sheets that mean it’s deeply embedded in a hardened environment.
Workplace Health and Safety Regulation requires than an independent person must undertake a clearance inspection and certificate before any Class B removals.

Friable Asbestos Removals

What is Friable Asbestos?

Friable ACM refers to a material that has more than one percent asbestos, by weight or area. Depending on the material, in bulk or as a sheet, it can be reduced to powder fairly easily.
• Soffits Fascia's and Gables

Additional Services

Deconstruction / Reconstruction

Deconstruction / Reconstruction
We understand the pressure of taking on any renovation project. By offering a list of contractors and services, we make clients’ lives easier and stress free. We also offer onsite consultation with a number of trades, before work on your project begins.
Consultation covers:

- Builders
-Deconstruction & Reconstruction Services
- Plumbers & Gas
- Excavation
- Electricians
- Flooring Specialists
- Roofers
-Asbestos Sampling and Testing

For asbestos removal and disposal services that are well worth the cost, talk to our expert, James Moore today 0438 185 210 and enjoy peace of mind.

Talk to our expert, James Moore today 0438 185 210