For more information on Asbestos Licensing contact the WSV licensing branch on: 1300 852 562 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Whilst care has been taken to provide accurate information, we have not endeavoured to cover all possible contingencies or individual situations. Prior to acting upon any information offered by HAZCON, you will need to consider your individual circumstances and if necessary contact the WorkSafe Victoria licensing branch.
All of the follow information on asbestos licensing can be found on WSV website:
Company- obtains and holds the licence.
Licences can be obtained in the following categories:
Friable asbestos crumbles or reduces to a powder when dry.
Non-friable means materials containing asbestos that have been mixed with cement or other hard bonding materials.
Employee- holds the training competencies.
In order to operate under the removal licence, employees must have appropriate training and records of competency obtained from attending a 1 day (B class) or 3 day (A class) course.
The HAZCON developed range of asbestos training courses can be conducted on site at your company's premises or at one of HAZCON's training facilities in Trafalgar or Notting Hill. HAZCON also offers customised training for these courses so as to include your relevant policies and procedure and in line with legislation.
For steps on how to obtain a removal licence refer to the WorkSafe Asbestos Removal
To apply for a licence applicants must fill in the WorkSafe; Application for a Licence to
All information below is further detailed in the WorkSafe Asbestos Removal Application Package.
Licence is valid for 5 years.
2. Certification for Asbestos Occupational Health and Safety Management System
(Class A only)
Applicants for Class A licence must provide a copy of a certificate in relation to a health &
safety management system, which the applicant has obtained.
The certificate must be:
(See point 6 of the WorkSafe Asbestos Removal Application Package for more information)
The removal of asbestos requires a nominated asbestos supervisor who must be readily assessable at all times:
The nominated supervisor must have:
If a person wishes to apply for a licence without the experience themselves, they would need to employ a Site Supervisor with the training and at least 2 years' experience.
4. Training of Employees
Proof of training in asbestos removal must be submitted to WorkSafe Victoria for each employee involved in or expected to be involved in asbestos removal work.
Proof of training MUST be in the form of course certificates, letters from training providers or other suitable training institutions.
(See point 8 of the WorkSafe Asbestos Removal Application Package for more information)
5. Personal Protective Equipment & Laundering
The applicant should provide details of the personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection to be worn by employees, detailed information on the HEPA vacuum cleaner and must provide details of the laundering arrangements in place for personal protective equipment if relevant.
6. Medical Practitioner
The applicant should provide the name and contact details of the Registered Medical Practitioner who will undertake medical examinations of employees.
Information about the risks and requirements of working with or removing asbestos, and where to get further advice.