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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 16 September 2019 at 22:24)
Chapter 8 Part 8.7 Clause 466
466   Regulator must be notified of asbestos removal
(1)  A licensed asbestos removalist must give written notice to the regulator at least 5 days before the removalist commences licensed asbestos removal work.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$3,600, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$18,000.
(2)  Despite subclause (1), licensed asbestos removal work may be commenced immediately if there is:
(a)  a sudden and unexpected event, including a failure of equipment, that may cause persons to be exposed to respirable asbestos fibres, or
(b)  an unexpected breakdown of an essential service that requires immediate rectification to enable the service to continue.
(3)  If the asbestos must be removed immediately, the licensed asbestos removalist must give notice to the regulator:
(a)  immediately by telephone, and
(b)  in writing within 24 hours after notice is given under paragraph (a).
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$3,600, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$18,000.
(4)  A notice under subclause (1) or (3) must include the following:
(a)  the following in relation to the licensed asbestos removalist:
(i)  name,
(ii)  registered business name,
(iii)  Australian Business Number,
(iv)  licence number,
(v)  business contact details,
(b)  the name and business contact details of the supervisor of the licensed asbestos removal work,
(c)  the name of the competent person or licensed asbestos assessor engaged to carry out a clearance inspection and issue a clearance certificate for the work,
(d)  the name and contact details of the person for whom the work is to be carried out,
(e)  the following in relation to the workplace where the asbestos is to be removed:
(i)  the name, including the registered business or company name, of the person with management or control of the workplace,
(ii)  the address and, if the workplace is large, the specific location of the asbestos removal,
(iii)  the kind of workplace,
(f)  the date of the notice,
(g)  the date when the asbestos removal work is to commence and the estimated duration of the work,
(h)  whether the asbestos to be removed is friable or non-friable,
(i)  if the asbestos to be removed is friable—the way the area of removal will be enclosed,
(j)  the estimated quantity of asbestos to be removed,
(k)  the number of workers who are to carry out the asbestos removal work,
(l)  for each worker who is to carry out asbestos removal work—details of the worker’s competency to carry out asbestos removal work.