Our highly experienced Asbestos Technicians provide our clients with complete hazard identification, risk assessments, asbestos testing and training for workplaces, both for commercial and domestic hazards. Samples are analysed in our NATA accredited laboratory and communicated with clear, concise reports and recommendations from which the client can take the appropriate action.
EHS support you in managing potential asbestos risks in your business or in the home to avoid the possibility of employees and contractors developing an asbestos related disease in the future. We assist you in meeting the relevant Regulatory requirements in order to protect yourself and your business from prosecution and the risk of litigation.
Surveys (Division 5 and 6)
EHS consultants are highly skilled in undertaking both Division 5 and 6 Surveys. A survey that identifies the risk to the building occupants is known as a Division 5 – Asbestos in the Workplace. A survey that identifies risk to demolition and / or refurbishment workers is known as a Division 6 survey.
EHS Consultants are skilled in undertaking all types of Asbestos Air Monitoring which test for respirable asbestos air fibres in assessing exposure to and the effectiveness control of asbestos materials. This is generally undertaken where asbestos containing products are in a poor condition, potentially liberating asbestos fibres into the air, or where asbestos containing materials are being removed or disturbed.
Workplace Health & Safety Regulations require an Asbestos Clearance Certificate when asbestos is removed. Whether it is in your workplace or someone’s home, if the amount of asbestos removed is 10 square meters or more, then it likely that a certificate is required, depending on the relevant state regulations.
Asbestos has been identified in more than 3000 products and materials. The most common form of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) that people readily identify is fibro. In many instances people are unaware of other common materials that may contain asbestos such as the black pad underneath your sink, vinyl tiles or sealants.
Management Plans (AMP’s)
An Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) help guide owners and managers and sets out how Asbestos or Asbestos Contained Materials (ACM) that are identified at the workplace will be managed. It describes the processes to be undertaken to manage asbestos incidents that may occur or to facilitate planned asbestos works at the site.
The Asbestos Register is a document that lists all identified (or presumed) asbestos in a workplace. The Asbestos Register must record any asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM) that has been identified or is likely to be present at the workplace from time to time.
EHS are skilled to supervise the removal process for friable and non-friable Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). It includes planning for and supervising the removal process, including preparing the work area and the work site, using safe and compliant removal practices, maintaining safety procedures, and supervising the decontamination and removal processes.