Selecting an Asbestos Abatement Contractor

As an abatement contractor we don’t provide surveys, there is a potential bias if one company provides both a survey/assessment and work estimate.

How to Research and Validate your Asbestos Abatement Contractor:

  • Search for previous penalties – WorkSafeBC – Search Here
    Administrative penalties are fines imposed on employers for health and safety violations of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and/or orders of WorkSafeBC, and for failure to take sufficient precautions to prevent workplace injuries or illnesses. Penalties are published as a deterrent and to highlight the importance of making workplaces safe.
  • Check to see if they are COR Certified?
    Search to see if they have a Certificate of Recognition (COR) from WorksafeBC? Search Here
  • Check a companies clearance status with WorkSafeBC
  • Confirm their level of Liability Insurance (typically a minimum of 5 million), and if they have Professional Errors and Omissions Insurance?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Verifying that your contractor is licensed

Roles

  • Consultants (they collect samples for testing and create detailed reports – Hazmat Surveys). Ensure there is a third party type separation between your Consultant and Contractor (there is a potential bias if one company is both: sampling and providing removal estimates)
  • Asbestos Abatement Contractors (Do the work)
    Get pricing from different contractors for the project, use the tools below to help select a contractor, also ask the third party consultants for contractor recommendations as they work with all of these companies.
  • Third party separation
    Often the abatement contractor will hire the consultant to monitor and inspect the work. We recommend if the business/home owner has the time and wherewithal, that they consider hiring the consultant directly.

Asbestos Removal Licensing

Verifying that your contractor licensed