Asbestos clearance inspections are undertaken following remediation or removal of asbestos containing materials. A Clearance Certificate must be issued prior to reoccupation of an area – it is all about keeping people safe from the harms of asbestos.

Asbestos Clearance Inspections

The main purpose of a clearance inspection is to ensure that all asbestos containing materials included in the scope of works have been adequately removed or remediated and no fragments, debris, or fibres remain in the area. Whether a clearance is Class A or Class B depends on the nature of the product being removed, is it friable or non-friable? Friability is assessed on the likelihood of asbestos fibre release during disturbance.

Class A Clearance Inspections

Class A clearance inspections are undertaken by Licenced Assessors throughout the entire removal process for friable asbestos containing materials. Identify’s licenced consultants will liaise with the licenced asbestos removal contractor to ensure that works are undertaken in line with relevant legislation and guidelines, and that appropriate controls are in place to protect the workers and public from asbestos exposure. Inspections of paperwork, removal enclosures, decontamination facilities, and the completed removal will be undertaken as part of the inspection process. Air testing is performed during and following the works.

A four-stage Class A clearance inspection is a legal requirement for all friable removal works, and an inspection must be passed prior to reoccupation of the area.

Class B Clearance Inspections

Class B clearance inspections are undertaken following the removal of non-friable asbestos containing materials. These inspections must be completed by a competent person, a person with training, experience, and knowledge of asbestos industry practice. Identify provides highly experienced consultants to all clearance inspections.

The Class B inspection is no less important than Class A for ensuring an area is safe for reoccupation. However, the process is simpler in line with the product type being removed. The inspection usually takes place following the completion of asbestos removal works. During the inspection paperwork and site management is reviewed, and our consultants will generally visit the site once the removal has been completed. A thorough visual inspection of the area is undertaken, to ensure that no asbestos fragments or debris remain, prior to the reoccupation of the area.

Fully Independent Services

Identify Consulting is fully independent. While we foster great working relationships with several removal contractors, we are a fully independent company, so no conflicts of interest arise. We work with a range of removal contractors throughout the country, and our great relationships with their workers ensure that our consultants are able to complete hassle free clearance inspections and provide feedback and recommendations for improvement when necessary.

We work with IANZ accredited laboratories for analysis of bulk samples, ensuring accurate results and the best turnaround time for our clients.

Other Services:


Asbestos surveys identify the presence or likelihood of asbestos in your building or item.

Air Monitoring

Air monitoring identifies the presence of airborne asbestos fibres in a range of different situations.

Management Plans

A management plan is legally required in any workplace where asbestos is present or likely to be present.

“We have been using Identify Consulting for the past 5 years and find them fantastic to work with and really appreciate the quick turnaround times for testing responses and clearances. Their reports and clearances are easy to understand and follow the detection of asbestos in an easy-to-read manner for quoting and final clearances. We fully recommend their services and friendly staff to help with asbestos testing and survey reporting.”

Troy Meikle

Operations Manager, Building Remediation Services Limited