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Identification

Identification

Identification

IDENTIFICATION

Our qualified team can attend to your identification needs with accredited NATA laboratory analysis, often completed within a 48 hour timeframe once received at lab.

The following factors will be considered when identifying Asbestos –

  • When was the building constructed?
  • Were there any refurbishments or additions to the building prior to December 31st 2003?
  • What type of material was used to construct the building?
  • Talk to designers, manufacturers or suppliers of plant, or refer to design plans
  • Talk to neighbours who have lived next to the home for a long time
  • Talk to workers who have worked at the workplace for a long time

Homes

When purchasing or renovating a home the presence of Asbestos is often overlooked, this can result in unforeseen costs or exposure to Asbestos.

We suggest visual audits for properties that are under contact or in the due diligence stage, a visual audit will not involve the removal of materials for analysis as this can often be problematic for the seller.

We recommend invasive audits for properties before renovations commence, invasive audits will involve the sampling of suspect materials for analysis, however similar materials will be indicatively sampled.

This means if all the walls in a home are constructed of the same material there is no requirement to sample all walls.

Workplaces

The Code of Practice 2011 – How to Manage Asbestos in the Workplace states the Person in Control of the Business Unit “PCBU” with regards to identifying or assuming asbestos or ACM

  • Must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all asbestos or ACM at the workplace is identified by a competent person or assume its presence
  • May identify asbestos or ACM by arranging a sample of the material to be analysed.

We look forward to discussing your Audit requirements and providing an obligation free quotation.

A contractor is assigned to a construction project once the design has been completed by the person or is still in progress. This is done by going through a bidding process with different contractors. The contractor is selected by using one of three common selection methods: low-bid selection, best-value selection, or qualifications-based selection.