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 In recent generations of insulation products, the asbestos has been replaced by glass fibres.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?

Bonded (Class B) asbestos is less immediately dangerous than Class A and is part of a fibre-cement product. The asbestos is in bonded sheets where it’s deeply embedded in a hardened matrix. The sheets may be flat, corrugated or tubular.

As per the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011, an independent competent person is needed to undertake a clearance inspection and issue a clearance certificate following any Class 'B' asbestos removal jobs.

Friable Asbestos Removals

What is Friable Asbestos?

Friable ACM is any material that contains more than one percent asbestos by weight or area, depending on whether it is a bulk or sheet material and can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by the pressure of an ordinary human hand.

Additional Services

Deconstruction / Reconstruction

Asbestos Removals Australia understands the pressures that come from taking on a renovation project. We aim to make this process as easy and stress free as possible for all clients by offering a list of contractors with many years experience in the building industry. To help put your mind at ease we can organise an onsite consultation with any number of trades before work commences on your project.

These cover:

- Builders
- Electricians
- Plumbers & Gas
- Flooring Specialists
- Roofers
- Excavation

Talk to our expert, Trent Jocumsen today 0406 426 144