Can I remove asbestos myself?
Asbestos is dangerous. If you are concerned about asbestos in your home and want it removed, it is recommended that you contact a licensed asbestos removalist. A search facility for locating a Licensed Asbestos Removalist in Tasmania is linked here.
You can remove asbestos from a property you own - it is not illegal to do so. However, you are strongly advised not to unless
- you have access to an approved asbestos vacuum cleaner suitable for capturing microscopic asbestos fibres that will be released during asbestos removal
- you have had training and are experienced in safe removal practices.
You must consider your health and safety if you are considering doing asbestos removal. You must also consider the health and safety of other people in the area, including
- people on neighbouring properties
These people may be exposed to asbestos fibres released during removal works.