Asbestos removal licenced or unlicensed, that is the question. I’m fairly sure that the bard was unaware of asbestos when he wrote that line that I have butchered in a literary sense. However, from an asbestos removal perspective, it is a very valid question for anyone undergoing renovation or remodels. As a regular reader of the safeline environmental news, you will know that we are passionate about alerting the public, our clients and customers to the appropriate procedures and legislation. The HSE website has loads of great information to advise people and we would always recommend if you are considering a project that involves, or you suspect it involves asbestos, then this is a great place to start.
Since 2012, there have been some changes to the process involving reporting asbestos removal to authorities. There are now some instances where non-licensed must be reported in a similar way to licenced work.
Some of the key things to note between commercial asbestos removal licenced or unlicenced are that all professional and or commercial premises must be tackled in a licenced manner. This involves an asbestos management plan that is a legal requirement as the client of the asbestos removal before the work being undertaken.