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THE QLD ASBESTOS ASSESSOR LICENSING IS HERE!
A person commissioning licensed asbestos removal work must ensure that, once the licensed asbestos removal work has been completed, a clearance inspection is carried out and a clearance certificate is issued before the workplace can be re-occupied by:
1.) An independent licensed asbestos assessor, for work that must be carried out by a Class A licensed asbestos removalist (for example, if the removal work involved friable asbestos)
2.) An independent competent person, for asbestos work that is not required to be carried out by a Class A licensed asbestos removalist (for example, if removal work involved more than 10m2 of non-friable asbestos.
NOTE: This also includes where the work is being carried out at domestic premises. For domestic premises the licensed removalist must ensure a clearance inspection is carried out.
In order to be independent, the licensed asbestos assessor or competent person must not be involved in the removal of asbestos for that specific job and is not involved in a business or undertaking involved in the removal of the asbestos for that specific job.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s criteria to operate as an asbestos assessor requires that applicants for an Asbestos Assessor Licence must:
1. Provide a copy of a certificate of the national unit/s of competency for asbestos assessor work issued not more than 60 days before the date of the application for an asbestos assessor licence; or
2. Submit evidence of the successful completion of a tertiary qualification in occupational health and safety or industrial hygiene or science or building construction or environmental health.
3. Provide documented evidence describing work experience in performing or supervising the work of an asbestos assessor (i.e. air monitoring, clearance inspections and issue of clearance certificates) over the preceding two years prior to submitting this application. The description should include the name and contact telephone numbers of referees.
4. Provide a copy of the applicant’s current Queensland driver’s licence or a driver’s licence of another state territory. If this type of identification is not available, any other form of government issued photographic identity is acceptable.
The payment details for the specific fee must be included with the licence application. The fee for an Asbestos Assessor licence is $152.00
Lodging your application form.
In order to process the application WHSQ must receive the following at the time of lodgement of the application:
1. The complete Application for asbestos assessor licence.
2. All appropriate documentation relevant to the licence being applied for (refer to the document checklists on the form and this guide).
3. Payment of the applicable fee.
It is an offence under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to provide false and misleading information in the application or in any documents submitted in support of the application.
Submit the application to WHSQ by: Post
Att: Licensing Services
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
PO Box 820, Lutwyche QLD 4030
Fax: (07) 3247 9433
Scan and email: WHSQLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au