Tasmanian Asbestos Regulations for Residential and Commercial Properties
With an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Australians expected to be diagnoised with asbestos related diseases within the next 20 years, the Australian Government has collaborated with panels of researchers, policy makers and ministers to create legislation relating to the removal and disposal of asbestos in residential and commercial properties.
Due to the Building Regulations 2004 act, home owners must not demolish or remove a building unless all steps have been taken to test for and identify the presence of such materials in the building. To adhere to these national legal regulations and protect the health and safety of your family, arrange an onsite testing inspection with a specialist today.
Legislation in Australia stipulates specific procedures, practices and safety clothing/equipment that must be adhered to for the identification and testing, removal, transportation, and disposal of the material. If these procedures are not followed, substantial financial fines can be over $10,000 can be applied in addition to the health risk imposed on the asbestos handler, neighbours, family and friends.
The Australian Governments, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency provides the public a number of resources should you wish to become further educated in your property’s materials and potential asbestos hazards.
In Tasmania, the Asbestos Unit of Workplace Standards Tasmania is the governing body ensuring that home renovators and commercial builders take the necessary precautions when removing and demolishing building materials. Property owners are obliged to have all materials properly identified by a licensed asbestos removalist and testing should be carried out.
Its your responsibility as a property owner to background check and ensure your asbestos removalist is licensed as there are numerous operators in Tasmania who remove asbestos as a service in their business without having completed the appropriate training and certification. You can confirm and view our team’s qualifications here.
Asbestos Services Tasmania can provide you with a legally certified asbestos removal expert. You can rest easy knowing your asbestos testing and potential removal is in the hands of an experienced professional who will take all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of you and your family.