Are you thinking of removing an asbestos-containing material (ACM) such as an old asbestos roof or fence?

Any person handling and disposing of asbestos is obliged to comply with the requirements of Occupational Health & Safety Legislation and the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992.

Businesses contracted to remove greater than 10 square metres of asbestos are required by Worksafe WA to hold an asbestos removal licence. Worksafe licence holders can be found here:

For further information on asbestos you may wish to visit the following links:

Renovating? Go Slow! - Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos research using new mobile app

With funding from the WA Environmental Health Directorate and the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, Curtin University's school of public health have developed and tested a mobile phone app called ACM Check (Asbestos-Containing Material Check). 

The app aims to:

1) raise awareness amongst the community about asbestos in the home; and

2) collect data from consenting users that can inform us about the amount and condition of in situ asbestos in the WA residential environment. ACM Check was released earlier this year and is available for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Essentially, ACM Check guides users through a visual inspection of the inside and outside of their home and identifies potential asbestos-containing materials. Areas such as the walls, ceilings, eaves, electrical metre box, fence and outbuildings are inspected. ACM Check shows plenty of photos to help users complete the inspection, which can take anywhere from a few minutes up to 15 minutes (depending on the property). At the completion of each inspection the app generates a summary report for your home and provides a series of recommendations about how to manage these materials.