You will need this licence if you intend to remove or dispose of asbestos. There are two classes of asbestos removal licences:
- Class A asbestos removal: to remove all types of asbestos, including friable asbestos.
- Class B asbestos removal: to remove only non-friable asbestos.
Friable asbestos is asbestos, whether or not contained in other material that is crumbly, dusty or powdery. Or when dry, can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure. Examples of friable asbestos are sprayed asbestos coating or insulation, asbestos lagging, loose asbestos and asbestos in its raw form.
You also need to nominate a suitably qualified supervisor to be present whenever asbestos removal work is being conducted.