Following removal of 10m2 of asbestos or more, NSW Workplace Health and Safety Regulations require that a clearance inspection is undertaken to ensure that the area, and surrounding areas, are safe for unprotected personnel to reoccupy and that no asbestos containing materials remain. Without undertaking an asbestos clearance inspection, it is unknown whether the asbestos removal has been conducted to a safe and satisfactory standard and could pose a health risk to future occupants, making you legally liable. All EnviroX consultants are qualified licensed asbestos assessors who demonstrate their expertise and diligence required when dealing with a hazardous material such as asbestos for asbestos clearances.
Some clearance inspections, especially following the removal of friable asbestos materials, will also require airborne asbestos monitoring to be undertaken to ensure that no loose fibres remain within the subject area.
Asbestos clearance inspection reports contain detailed information of the site as well as the asbestos removalists name and licence number if any issues arise in the future. All of EnviroX’s reports contain the name and assessor licence number of the consultant that undertook the inspection.
Visual bonded asbestos clearance reports, following a detailed visual inspection of the subject area, will be created on site and sent to the client ASAP to limit any delay to potential further works while waiting for the report.
EnviroX uses a combination of the latest technology and techniques in science to ensure reports are delivered on time and are appropriately detailed to ensure there is no issue with WorkCover, managing authorities, local councils or clients.
If asbestos materials are found to be in a poor condition, potentially causing a health risk, in some cases a make safe can be implemented instead of permanently removing the asbestos (this may be due to cost, time restrains or inaccessibility). The report will be similar to an asbestos clearance report outlining the steps taken to ensure that the subject area is safe for unprotected personnel to reoccupy, although generally speaking the “make safe” would only be verified safe for a short period of time; the only way to make asbestos 100% safe is to have it completely removed from the location.
Asbestos removalists will be contracted to make an area safe as an alternative to a complete asbestos removal. This will include removing any friable or respirable asbestos and sealing or encapsulating remaining bonded asbestos material to a satisfactory standard; ensuring that no loose asbestos fibres can be released into the air.