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10 Steps to Compliance

How to Comply with Asbestos Abatement Requirements

While each project is unique, here are ten steps that typically take place to ensure you or the company working on your home or business is compliant with current WorkSafeBC expectations concerning hazardous materials.


Scenario: Demolition or Renovation of a Pre-1990 House/Building

  1. The building owner (or owner's representative) or the employer (e.g. builder, demolition contractor) retains a qualified person (usually a consultant) to perform a risk assessment and asbestos survey before conducting work where asbestos may be disturbed.

  2. The qualified person inspects the house/building, collects representative bulk samples and has the samples analyzed by a qualified laboratory.

  3. The qualified person prepares a report that identifies all inspection results (including drawings, plans, or specifications), risk assessment, and scope of work for the abatement of the asbestos.

  4. The report containing the inspection results is provided to the owner/employer. The inspection results must be available at the worksite whenever workers are on site.

  5. The owner or employer retains trained asbestos abatement workers, such as RemovAll Remediation. A NOP (Notice of Project) with written work procedures is submitted to WorkSafe BC before commencement of asbestos removal work.

  6. The remediation team safely removes and disposes of identified asbestos.

  7. After the asbestos removal, the owner or employer receives written confirmation that the asbestos specified for removal on the NOP has been removed. A copy of the inspection results is on site.

  8. The owner authorizes demolition or renovation of the structure to proceed. The employer proceeds to work on the house using safe work procedures. Copy of inspection results and post abatement reports are on site.

  9. If further asbestos is found during demolition, all work is to cease until a risk assessment is done and the asbestos is safely contained or removed. In this case, go back to step 7.

  10. Demolition or renovation is completed, and home or property owner can safely continue with their plans.

Make your home renovation or demolition project safe and easy. Contact RemovAll Remediation before you discover hazardous materials.

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