NATA Asbestos & Soil Testing Laboratory
Our fully equipped in-house NATA Asbestos & Soil Testing laboratory provides certified identification & testing for all hazardous materials and is NATA accredited for the testing of the following environmental hazards relating to Asbestos testing:
- Asbestos fibre counting : Estimation of airborne Asbestos fibres by the membrane filter method described in the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Guidance Note (2005) and in-house laboratory methods
- Synthetic mineral fibre counting: Estimation of airborne synthetic mineral fibres by the membrane filter described in the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Guidance Note (June1989) and in-house laboratory methods
- Asbestos fibre identification : Qualitative identification in bulk samples listed as determination by techniques using methods Amosite; chrysotile; crocidolite; organic fibres; synthetic mineral fibres by polarised light microscopy (PLM) (using dispersion staining) using method AS4964 and standards
- Volume measurement (air): For tests under 7.82.01, 7.82.08
Tests include Asbestos identification by microscopy using PLM in bulk samples or Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) for air borne Asbestos test samples.
Having an in-house NATA Asbestos Testing Laboratory means reliable, accurate, on time and confidential analytical results either at our laboratory facilities in Dubbo, Western Regional NSW or in the field.
Regional Enviroscience has a DIY Asbestos Test Kit that can be downloaded an and information form for independent assessment of material you think could be Asbestos. You can download the test kit here for Australian Customers. If you are wanting to import goods into Australia and require Asbestos Clearance Certification for importantion please download documents here. Please note that if you are located in the ACT, legislation requires that ALL Asbestos samples are obtained by a Licensed Asbestos Assessor.