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Removal of engineered stone

The Victorian Government has introduced new licence requirements regarding engineered stone and how it can be safely demolished and removed.
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Working with engineered stone can generate crystalline silica dust, which is a respirable material found to have harmful health effects. 

The Victorian Government has introduced new licence requirements relating to the processing of engineered stone and prescribing how it can be safely demolished and removed. From November 2022, any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) that carries out an ‘engineered stone process’ needs to be licensed to carry out that process.

This resource specifies what a composite material must contain to be designated an ‘engineered stone’ and what an ‘engineered stone process’ is by definition. 

Given engineered stone can present a health and safety hazard, care must not only be taken when it is processed, but also when it is demolished and removed from a home. A licence is required before any work is undertaken that may generate respirable crystalline dust. Advice is given in this resource about what to consider when demolishing engineered stone and removing it from the home. 

Access this resource to ensure you’re taking adequate precautions to protect your health, and that of your workers, when handling engineered stone.

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Residential builders and industry professionals

This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals to help them understand Victorian requirements regarding safe disposal of engineered stone.

What does it include?

  • What is engineered stone?
  • What is an engineered stone process?
  • Does removal or demolition require a licence?
  • What can be done to prevent the release of dust?

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