The NSW OHS regulation requires that all buildings suspected of containing asbestos materials must have an asbestos survey conducted on the premises. Most buildings prior to 1990 will generally have some asbestos present, and will require an asbestos survey.
An asbestos survey by Safe Environments will assist in identifying asbestos containing materials in a building. Asbestos Inspection Services, Asbestos Identification, Asbestos Testing, Asbestos Management, Asbestos Survey
The asbestos survey involves visual inspection of the accessible areas of the building and collection of materials suspected of containing asbestos. The suspected asbestos samples are then analysed by a NATA accredited laboratory to identify the presence of asbestos. The results of the asbestos survey are tabulated in a register, which will include the location of the asbestos containing material; asbestos composition and type through mineralogical analysis and the material friability; risk to health based on the condition, potential disturbance and occupancy level; and recommendations to control or further minimise risk to occupant health.
The results of an asbestos survey are an essential part of an asbestos management plan and help contractors conducting maintenance or repair work identify asbestos situations. An asbestos survey should be conducted on a yearly basis, or sooner if the asbestos containing material has been disturbed or removed, to identify the risk to health.
Asbestos Check provides commercial and domestic clients with extensive asbestos inspection services including asbestos identification, testing, inspection and management.