Asbestos Testing & Surveys

Asbestos surveys aim to find asbestos containing materials (ACM) and assign a risk factor to each material based on the type of asbestos and its condition. There are several different types of surveys dependent on the type of work you intend to carry out or if you are leaving the materials in place and managing them. Below are some of the surveying options:

Asbestos Testing

If you need reassurances about any suspect materials, we can safely take a sample of the material for you. An IANZ accredited laboratory will test the material for the presence of asbestos. When we receive the results, we will send you a copy along with a summary letter.

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Management Surveys

This is the first stage of developing an asbestos management plan. Asbestos containing materials (ACM) that could be disturbed during everyday occupancy or minor maintenance works are identified in this survey. Then, this survey information creates an asbestos register. Finally, a business can develop an asbestos management plan for the building using this register.

Refurbishment Surveys

A targeted asbestos survey to find ACM prior to the refurbishment works of the building. Its purpose is to inspect the areas of the building that will undergo refurbishment. A removal contractor must remove all the asbestos materials before refurbishment work can begin.

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Demolition Surveys

Demolition asbestos surveys are fully intrusive and find asbestos materials in all areas. Even difficult to access areas such as wall or roof cavities. A removal contractor must remove all the asbestos materials before demolition takes place.

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Asbestos Management Plans

All businesses should, by law, have a written asbestos management plan (AMP) for their workplace or building if it’s likely to contain asbestos. These laws were introduced in the 2016 asbestos regulations. The AMP will include the following information:

Location and condition

Where the asbestos is located and details on the materials condition.

Emergencies

How to record incidents or emergencies in relation to asbestos.

Manage the risks

How the workplace intends to manage the risks associated with asbestos.

Review and revise

Develop a timetable to manage the risks and procedures to review the plan.

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Asbestos Clearance Inspections

After the asbestos removal is completed, and before you start the next stage of your project, we make sure the work has been done properly.
In most cases, everyone wants to do a good job and they do a good job, but sometimes things are missed or overlooked, and we are there to re-check everything – Call it “Peace of Mind”.

We carry out all the required tests and provide a certificate declaring the area safe for re-occupation. As licensed Asbestos assessors we can do this for both Class A and Class B removal works.

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Asbestos Project Management

The team at Hazard Management have experience in all sectors of the asbestos industry ranging from licensed asbestos assessors to supervisors in management and removal of asbestos materials. For this reason, we can help you from the start of your project to the end.

We know how to do the job safely!

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Air Quality Monitoring

Ensure the air around you is safe from harmful contaminants. Carrying out air monitoring will reassure you asbestos materials in your workplace or home are not releasing deadly fibres. Or before, during and after any removal of asbestos materials.

We collect the air samples, send them to an independent IANZ accredited laboratory for testing and deliver an analysis report to you.

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Online Asbestos Awareness Course

The Hazard Management team have developed an online asbestos awareness course. This aims to help homeowners, tradespeople and business owners better understand asbestos and the dangers it can bring. The key content of the course is below:

Why asbestos was used

Understanding the history and why building products had asbestos in them will mean you will know where to find it.

Emergency steps

In case of an asbestos emergency, you will learn what steps to take to ensure people are safe.

The health risks

Knowledge on what health effects can occur from asbestos exposure and what symptoms to look out for.

Your legal responsibilities

Understanding the asbestos regulations, could save you thousands of dollars.

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