Asbestos removalists - how can I find a suitable one?

Part 4.3 (Asbestos) of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 requires that any asbestos removal work on commercial sites be done by a licensed removalist.


Limited removal without a license is permissable ONLY if the asbestos to be removed is in a good condition (non-friable) and a very small quantity, and the removal takes no more than one hour in any seven day period. Very limited amounts of asbestos-contaminated dust can also be removed if it constitutes no more than a 'minor contamination'. However, it is our view that asbestos-contaminated dust should only be removed by licensed removalists.

However, this does not necessarily apply in homes. Householders can legally remove asbestos themselves, from their own home, though certain requirements MUST be followed for both health and safety and legal reasons. This only applies if there are no paid workers involved. More information on removing asbestos in homes is on this website.

The Victorian Trades Hall Council (03 9659 3511) maintains a list of licensed removalists who have also signed an agreement with the VTHC to operate according to a code of conduct. We recommend that any asbestos removal be undertaken by one of the removalists on our list, which is updated every 3 months. All removalists on the VTHC list are licensed by WorkSafe Victoria as required under the regulations.

Important Note: While the VTHC cannot guarantee the quality of the work performed by the listed removalists, the Asbestos Committee monitors their adherence to the Agreement and Code of Conduct and reserves the right to remove a company not complying.

By signing the agreement the removalist company agrees, amongst other things, to:

  1. have an EBA with the relevant union
  2. ensure all the workers are trained by the union
  3. gurarantee all workers are getting all entitlements 
  4. ensure they have adequate insurance 
  5. provide the VTHC with details of their license
  6. Notify the VTHC as well as WorkSafe of the removal jobs they undertake
  7. agree to comply with requirements under the OHS Act and regs (including notifying HSR at worksite of the job they're doing)

These undertakings maximise the likelihood that the removal company is complying will all legal requirements, including proper training and payment of their workers. If you have any concerns that a removalist on the register has not adhered to any condition of the Agreement or the Code, please contact us at the Unit on 03 9659 3511.

Domestic removals: Some companies will do small jobs - call them to discuss your needs (start with the ones with a D first).

VTHC RECOGNISED ASBESTOS REMOVALIST LIST

No 104

Date: 21 December 2015  
Remains current until next list issued
(Note that List 104 replaces List 103)

NOTE: a number of Class A Removalists' listing was temporarily suspended on December 21, 2015. These are marked in the table below.


CLASS A Asbestos Removalists
All forms of Asbestos Containing Material (friable and non-friable) Removal
Name of companyAddress Telephone Licence number
A Plus Building Solutions
D
27 - 31 Coora Rd 
Oakleigh South
9545 6200 /
0433 147 734
H08/00583
AAH Contracting Pty Ltd
D
Factory 4, 5 Sherwood Crt
Wantirna South
9887 4342H03/02269
Absolute Asbestos Removal Pty Ltd
D
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
PO Box 498
Niddrie
0419 321 399H03/03305
Asbestos Removalist Pty Ltd
D
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
PO Box 209
Lower Plenty
9435 4511H05/00472
ATS Australasian Technical Services Pty Ltd
D
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Office 10, 15 Ricketts Road, Mount Waverly 9541 6900H03/03018
Australia Wide Asbestos Removal Encapsulation (AWARE) Pty Ltd79 Industrial Dr
Braeside
9580 5326H03/03669
Chapman Gardner Pty Ltd
D
Factory 24, 65-67 Canterbury Rd
Montrose
9728 8477H03/02255
Dynamic Industries Pty Ltd2 Tennyson St
Williamstown North
 9399 9817/
0418 358 891
H03/02759
Elite Building and Environmental Services Pty Ltd62 Buckland St
Clayton
9543 4322 H03/02838
Fibre Control Pty Ltd73 Sixth Ave
Eden Park
9715 1533H03/02340
Hazrem Pty Ltd
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
15 Ayton St
Sunshine North
9311 9041H11/00220
Kennedy Plumbing Pty Ltd
D
2-4 Southey St
Williamstown
9397 1955 H03/03414
MGR Industries Pty Ltd
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
32 Percy St
Mordialloc
9580 9499H03/03486
PB Demolition and Asbestos Removal Pty LtdPO Box 183
Altona North
9397 8350 H14/02098
Veolia Environmental Services
(Trading as Vac-Tec Group Pty Ltd)
D
PO Box 176
Traralgon
(Do all of Victoria, including Melbourne)
51733141
Mobile 0407343013
H03/01197
Western Sheetmetal & Insulation Pty Ltd
D
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED 
Lot 330 Forest Rd
Lara

5275 6400 /0418520729

H03/01409
Zealmore Australia Pty Ltd33 Albermarle St,
Williamstown 
9399 9766 H03/02334

NOTE: there has been one change to the Class A list: Cobra Contracting Services Pty Ltd,  recently downgraded to a Class B Removalist and subsequently decided to come off our list altogether.

 
CLASS B Removalists
All types of non-friable asbestos containing material (eg cement sheeting or vinyl tiles)
Name of company Address Telephone Licence Number
Aptum Pty Ltd
(formerly B & M Aldridge)
826 Mountain Highway
Bayswater
9720 6336H06/03889
Bernie Leen & Sons Pty Ltd9-15 Riversdale Rd
Newtown
5222 2675H03/01510
De Construct Demolition Pty Ltd
D
5 England St
Dandenong South
9768 3909
/0419 325 114
H07/00011
Deja One Pty LtdPO Box 143
Belmont
5229 2799 H03/03525
Delta Pty Ltd577 Plummer St
Port Melbourne
9646 8277H04/05137
G & J Crosby Contractors
D
65 Erinmore Court
Glengarry
5192 4209H03/03030
Hayden Industries Pty Ltd
D
9 Brighton Retreat
Berwick
8794 9384H07/01056
Impact Demolition Victoria
D
PO Box 278
Pakenham
0427 689 218H04/00910
Lankos Services Pty Ltd
D
2 Druitt Place Taylors Hill 30378390 8466 /
0424 414 104
H04/04867
Rafferty The Wrecker (Aust) Pty Ltd Suite 10, 15 Ricketts Road
Mount Waverly
9541 6999H04/00057
Western District Asbestos Removers
Pty Ltd
D
3 Florence St
Warrnambool
5562 2783H03/02893
 
For more information, contact the following union contacts
Gerry AyersCFMEU (Building) 03 9341 3444
Steve RoccoCEPU (Plumbing) 03 9662 3388
Janet Marshall AEU (Education)03 9417 2822
Renata MusolinoVTHC03 9659 3511

NOTE: under the new licensing system, the WorkCover Authority issues the following classes of licences:

  • Class A
  • Class A (Restricted)
  • Class B
  • Class B (Restricted)

As at August 2014, no company with a restricted license had applied to be included on our Asbestos Removalist List.

There are many other asbestos removal companies that are licensed by WorkSafe Victoria.The above companies have gone the step further and applied for listing on the VTHC list. You can check whether a removalist you come across has an asbestos removalist licence on the 'Service Provider Directory' on the WorkSafe website.

Last amended December 2015

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