Yes you can remove asbestos yourself… in certain circumstances.

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Home renovators and owner-builders

The removal of asbestos containing materials from homes and workplaces has different obligations under different laws. The removal should only be done with specific care to avoid the release of asbestos fibres into the air.

Home renovators and owner-builders must hold a certificate obtained under arrangements approved or established by Queensland Health to remove more than 10 square metres of non-friable (also known as bonded) asbestos materials.

When it comes to asbestos removal and renovation, there are a number of prohibited activities ( http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/manage/prohibited-activities.htm ) because of the potential to expose self, clients, family or neighbours with asbestos fibres.

Home renovators and owner-builders must comply with public health laws when removing non-friable asbestos-containing materials.

If the renovation involves the removal of non-friable asbestos containing materials, extreme care must be undertaken during the process.

Source: http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos

Full Article: http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/manage/removal.htm

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