Asbestos Inspection & Clearance

Approximately one third of all homes & building built in Australia contain Asbestos products so it’s important to be aware of the risk factors. An Asbestos Inspection by one of Enviroscience’s Licensed Asbestos Assessors will give you a comprehensive report to show you the location of Asbestos within your building.

What is Asbestos?

What is Asbestos? It is the generic term for a number of fibrous silicate minerals and was commonly mixed with cement to form building products. Until the mid-1980s, Asbestos was widely used in a range of commercial and home building materials.  Asbestos becomes a health risk when fibres are released into the air and breathed in, and is linked to Asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

The most common sources of Asbestos in the home or office include:

  • Roof sheeting
  • Guttering
  • Pipes and flues
  • Wall sheeting
  • Vinyl sheet flooring
  • Carpet and tile underlays
  • Imitation brick cladding
  • Fencing
  • Carports and sheds
  • Cement sheeting
  • Insulation
  • Concrete formwork

Asbestos Clearance Certification

If sections of the building and/or site contain Asbestos products and are subject to demolition, renovation and construction, then you will need Asbestos Clearance Certificate for staff and the public to enter the area. Regional Enviroscience consults on exposure control, remediation plans and risk assessments to ensure the appropriate legislative requirements are adhered and staff and the community are safe in the process of removing Asbestos.

Legislation also recommends to undertake airborne Asbestos air monitoring during the removal of Asbestos and at the end of the process to ensure clearance from Asbestos fibres. Regional Enviroscience provides air monitoring & Asbestos testing services and Asbestos clearance certificate at the end of the project.

Our environmental laboratory services are centred on Asbestos identification by microscopy using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) for Bulk sample Asbestos analysis or Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) for air samples.   Stringent quality management program involves external proficiency testing by National Proficiency testing program.   Having our own laboratory means reliable, accurate, on time and confidential analytical results either at our laboratory facilities or in the project field.

Don’t risk Asbestos removal without an exposure control plan.

Work health and safety regulation 2011 R425 and R429 requires workplaces to have an Asbestos building register and Asbestos management plan. Reviews must be undertaken when physical changes occur in the workplace or when Asbestos is removed or found.  Regional Enviroscience completes building registers and management plans to legislative requirements to ensure your workplace health and safety.

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