EHS support you in managing potential asbestos risks in your business or in the home to avoid the possibility of employees or 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.
The three main types of asbestos are white, blue and brown, used mainly before 1980 in the production of asbestos cement sheeting and piping. Asbestos was also used in the manufacture of vinyl floor tiles, electrical components, brake linings and disc pads.
When disturbed, it produces a dust that contains asbestos fibres. Fibres breathed into the lungs can cause a range of health problems including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Identification, management, handling and removal of asbestos in a workplace is regulated by Commonwealth and State based regulatory agencies. The employer and the person responsible for the management or control of a workplace have a duty to determine whether there is asbestos present in the workplace, either from exposure to airborne asbestos fibres during normal occupation and operation of their workplace and during asbestos remediation works.
EHS have qualified and very experienced consultants highly skilled to undertake a full range of Asbestos related services within any industry that include:
- Asbestos Advice
- Asbestos Air Monitoring
- Asbestos Surveys (Division 5) in the Workplace
- Asbestos Surveys (Division 6) for Building Demolition or Refurbishment
- Asbestos Awareness Training
- Asbestos Clearances Certificates
- Asbestos Identification
- Asbestos Management Plans
- Asbestos Sample Analysis
- Asbestos Registers
- Asbestos Removal Works
Our consultants are highly respected within the industry and by regulatory authorities who value our capabilities on asbestos related matters. Our technicians identify the suspected areas, analyse samples in our NATA accredited laboratory and create clear concise reports of their findings enabling our clients to take appropriate action.
The EHS Asbestos Risk Management approach assists site managers, employees and contractors by providing necessary information for:
- Meeting their duty of care under relevant legislation
- Reducing risk to employees
- Managing the safe removal of asbestos
- Safeguarding the health of building occupants
- Ensuring that current and future works do not result in asbestos-related risks
- Ongoing asbestos risk management and condition review