Asbestos removal licence holders must notify WorkSafe before performing asbestos removal work

You must notify WorkSafe:

  • At least 24 hours before commencing asbestos removal work if the total area to be removed is 10 square metres or less of non-friable asbestos-containing material.
  • Within 24 hours of commencing the asbestos removal work if the asbestos removal work is undertaken as the result of an unexpected situation (as per regulation 299 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017).
  • At least 5 days before the asbestos removal work commences in all other cases (including where asbestos removal work involves friable asbestos or non-friable asbestos greater than 10 square metres).

How to notify WorkSafe

Each notification is only valid for the asbestos removal notified on your form. If you intend to complete asbestos removal work at another location or for another job, you must complete a new notification form each time.

Online

If you are an asbestos removal licence holder and would like to notify WorkSafe online, complete the Login Request form and return it via post, fax or email to your local WorkSafe regional office. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email providing you with a username and password.

Printed form

Completed forms can be mailed or faxed to the WorkSafe office located closest to the removal site.

Note: Each notification is only valid for the asbestos removal notified on your form. If you intend to complete asbestos removal work at another location or for another job, you must complete a new notification form each time.

Notification form options

Notification updates and amendments

You can amend a notification you've previously submitted. If you are using the printed form, resubmit it with the revised information included and indicate that changes have been made by selecting the 'Updated/Amended Notification for this Removal Work' box in section 7.

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