Worksafe BC Regulations
Worksafe BC requires a hazardous materials inspection for any worksite to check for the presence of potential asbestos containing materials in a building. Most municipalities insist on an inventory of hazardous materials presence in a building before they will issue a permit to renovate or demolition.
Section 20.112 of the OHS Regulation indicates:
Before starting any demolition or renovations the employer or owner must:
- Inspect the site to identify any asbestos, lead or other heavy metal or toxic, flammable or explosive materials that may be handled, disturbed or moved
- Have the inspection results available at the worksite including and drawing, plans or specifications, as appropriate, to show the locations of any hazardous materials
- Ensure that any hazardous materials found are safely contained or removed and
STOP IF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ARE FOUND
Failure to comply could have severe financial and health repercussions.
Removall Remediation has extensive experience with these regulations and can deal with all aspects of compliance, alleviating you from this additional concern.