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Asbestos Inspections

If you are renovating, building, or live in a house built prior to 2004 then there is a chance you are dealing with asbestos containing materials because only in 31 December, 2003 asbestos and all products containing asbestos were been banned throughout Australia. If you believe you have asbestos in your work area or house you need an Asbestos Inspection.

This will determine if your house, site or work area, area for renovation, or even specific walls contain asbestos.  A risk assessment is required to know if the asbestos is posing a health risk.

EnviroX consulting prides itself on providing detailed inspections to determine the presence and absence of asbestos containing materials, and to determine condition and risks of the materials inspected. Our reports have an easy to read conclusion section with key points about the inspection.

All asbestos samples are submitted to NATA accredited laboratories. The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) which is a nationally recognised accrediting body for laboratories. If you’re trying to identify asbestos, make sure testing is conducted by a NATA accredited laboratory if not testing reports may not be accepted by WorkCover, local councils, and other authorities.

Clearance Inspection

Following an asbestos removal an inspection is required or recommended to ensure the area is safe for unprotected personnel to reoccupy the area. Without an asbestos clearance inspection it is unknown is the asbestos removal has been conducted to a satisfactory standard. All EnviroX consultants are licensed asbestos assessors and demonstrate their expertise and diligence required when dealing with a hazardous material such as asbestos for asbestos clearances.

Visual bonded asbestos clearances reports following a detailed visual inspection a clearance report will be created on site and sent to the client as to not cause a delay 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 detailed to ensure there is no issue with authorities or clients.

Make Safe

If asbestos is found to being in poor condition potentially causing a health risk instead of removing the asbestos a make safe can be implemented (may be due to cost or time restrains for this option to be used). The report will be similar to an asbestos clearance report showing that the subject area is safe for unprotected personnel to reoccupy the area following the make safe, although generally speaking the “make safe” will be for a short period of time.

Asbestos removalist will be contracted to make an area safe as an alternative to a complete asbestos removal. This will include removing friable asbestos, sealing or encapsulating asbestos material to a satisfactory standard ensuring no loose asbestos fibres can be released into the air.

The Work, Health and Safety Regulations 2011, states that any renovation or demolition work in any workplace built before December 31, 2003, now requires an Asbestos / Hazardous Materials Audit / Survey / hazardous materials inspection”, this includes residential unit buildings (WHS act 2011 chapter 8).

An asbestos inspection is undertaken to determine if your house, property, site, work area, area for renovation, specific walls / ceilings contain asbestos materials or as a risk assessment to determine if known asbestos materials are posing a health risk in their current state.

If you are renovating, building, or living in a house built prior to 2004 then there is a chance you are dealing with asbestos containing materials. All forms of asbestos and asbestos containing materials were banned from use throughout Australia on the 31st of December, 2003.

EnviroX Consulting prides itself on providing thorough and detailed inspections to determine the presence and absence of asbestos containing materials, their current condition and any further recommended future actions. Our reports have an easy to read conclusion section which outlines key points and findings about the inspection.

All asbestos samples are submitted to NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accredited laboratories; NATA laboratories are a nationally recognised accrediting body for laboratories that have undergone stringent testing and assessment to obtain that accreditation. If you’re trying to identify asbestos, make sure sample testing is conducted by a NATA accredited laboratory as results and reports may not be accepted by WorkCover, local councils and other authorities.

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Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation

In the 1960s and 1970s a Canberra based company known as ‘Mr Fluffy’ used raw amosite and crocidolite asbestos known as loose-fill asbestos as ceiling insulation across 1,000 ACT & NSW homes. The NSW Government has determined that demolition, comprehensive site remediation and disposal is the best way to ensure the health and safety of the community.

While the NSW Chief Health Officer has advised that living in a house with loose-fill asbestos will not confer any significant health risks provided that there is no meaningful exposure pathway to asbestos fibres. It is still a good idea to get a Loose-Fill Insulation inspection prior to demolition or renovation works that may disturb the ceiling space.

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