How Asbestos testing works:

The Enviroscience DIY Asbestos Test Kit and video below shows you how to safely take a sample of bonded or non-friable Asbestos and get a fast NATA accredited result.

Finding out if it is Asbestos is easy if you know how. Simply follow these steps:

Asbestos in your home

To find out what Asbestos looks like you need to undertake Asbestos Laboratory testing as Asbestos cannot be identified by a visual inspection.

Firstly you need to understand the type of Asbestos you are dealing with. Friable Asbestos is a material that contains Asbestos that can be broken up with your hand like a brittle plaster sheet.  In this form the product is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and can only be sampled by a LICENSED ASBESTOS ASSESSOR.

Non-friable Asbestos products are hard and cannot be broken up by hand, like a lino tile or concrete wall. These non-friable products can be sampled using our DIY home Asbestos sampling kit downloadable from this page.

Asbestos fibres are dangerous when released into the air and breathed in, which is why you need to follow certain steps whenever dealing with suspect materials to avoid exposure.

If you are not sure your home contains Asbestos or are uncertain which parts of your home could contain Asbestos watch this short video.

Asbestos testing you can trust

Enviroscience offers an Asbestos testing service that is accredited by international quality standards.  The downloadable DIY Asbestos Test Kit was developed and prepared by Enviroscience’s Occupational Hygienist and Licensed Asbestos Assessor for suspected bonded or non-friable Asbestos products.  Free to download and easy to understand.

Our accreditation:

Asbestos test kit

Download our ASBESTOS TEST KIT, with an easy checklist for preparing a sample in your house for Asbestos identification.  If you suspect you have friable or loose fill Asbestos (insulation) or if you are located in the ACT this service is not available as sampling must be undertaken by a Licenced Asbestos Assessor.

We offer an identification service for Asbestos sheeting or bonded Asbestos products such as fibro, lino, tiles, concrete, with a fast 24 hour turnaround, postage free and completely confidential email result from our NATA Laboratory.

To find out what Asbestos looks like as you need to test an Asbestos containing material sample in a laboratory.

This simple ‘How To’ video is here to help explain staking a suspected bonded or non-friable sample safely using using our Asbestos Test Kit.

You can find further information about identifying & handling asbestos at www.asbestosawareness.com.au

Asbestos sampling

Each DIY sample of suspected Asbestos sheeting will be identified in our NATA Laboratory for a price of $80 post free (Aus customers only). Using the safety directions in our kit – take a sample of bonded or non-friable product from your ceiling, walls or other suspected Asbestos board using our test kit instructions and post it to us.

This service is not available for friable Asbestos (eg Loose Fill Asbestos) or in the ACT which requires all Asbestos sampling to undertaken by a Licensed Asbestos Assessor.