On 1st July 2001, WorkSafe Western Australia designated asbestos as a hazardous substance. This meant asbestos can only be removed by companies licensed by Worksafe to carry out the work, and the removal carried out by tradesmen who have attended and passed specific training courses. The Occupational Safety & Health Amended Regulations 2001, specifies a Class III Licence is required to remove asbestos roofs.
The Roof & Wall Doctor Pty Ltd is the holder of a “WorkSafe Asbestos Removal Licence WR775” As the holder of this licence The Roof & Wall Doctor is required to construct a detailed Safe Work Plan for each job, and submit a “Notification of Demolition Work” to WorkSafe.
Many older buildings in Western Australia have corrugated asbestos roofs. This asbestos cladding is now showing signs of age, allowing the hard outer skin of the sheet to break down. This is turn causes dangerous asbestos fibres to protrude visibly from the surface.
All asbestos sheeting is removed according to the law as laid down by WorkSafe. Using special protective clothing and methods, sheeting is sealed and disposed of safely, at an approved tip site, all under WorkSafe specifications.
Once the asbestos is removed and the purlins are vacuumed, new long-run sheets of Corrugated Zincalume or Colorbond are fitted to the existing timber frame.