Asbestos Inspections and Assessments
The manufacture and use of all Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) was banned nationally on 31 December 2003.
Only fibro products made before 1987 contain asbestos. In NSW, the use of asbestos fibro sheets was discontinued in 1982, in corrugated sheets in 1984, and all other products by 1986.
Asbestos Testing Procedure
The tested sample is protected by a chain of custody on its way to a NATA registered laboratory.
Once the sample has been tested a Certificate of Analysis will be issued:
- If the sample returns a positive result, the Certificate will outline the type of asbestos discovered
- If the sample returns a negative result, the Certificate will state that no asbestos has been found
This report will then be added to the Asbestos Reporting website.
Asbestos removal contractors
Removal of more than 10m2 of ACM must be carried out by licensed asbestos removal contractors. It has been a requirement since 1 July 2012 that after removal of all bonded asbestos, the contractor must obtain a Clearance Certificate. This basically confirms that the asbestos has been removed satisfactorily and there are no remnants left on the site, and it is safe for people to carry out further work or occupy the property without the prospect of any health risks. Failure to comply with the new requirements may result in penalties to contractors.
We can carry out all inspections and audits, provide reports, Asbestos Registers, Incident Report sheets, and Management Plans in accordance with Safe Work and Council requirements and with accordance with the code of practice for safe management of asbestos. We hold appropriate qualifications and are fully insured for asbestos inspections and assessments.
Inspections and reports are carried out in accordance with regulations under the WH&S Act 2011, AS 2001-2001 Demolition of Structures.
Asbestos Reporting NSW’s principal, Neil Wallace, also offers a number of other services, including pre-purchase and pre-sale inspections, swimming pool compliance inspections, and expert witness reports.
Removal of any “negative result detected asbestos” is non-hazardous and very safe!
Make sure you and your family are safe from asbestos
Book your inspection and assessment today!
Below are a few examples of the documents sent out and received by Asbestos Reporting as part of the asbestos inspection process.
This document details the reponsibilities of a property owner or manager, and some of the regulations they are required to comply with when it comes to asbestos management in the workplace or a strata-managed building.
Certificate of Analysis
This document shows an example of the results of testing performed on samples collected by Asbestos Reporting.
Chain of Custody
The samples collected by Asbestos Reporting are protected at all times by a chain of custody. This document shows an example of the information detailed in the chain after a sample has been collected.
The first half of the Clearance Certificate details the results of any testing performed on the worksite.
The second half of the Clearance Certificate provides further details in relation to the testing results.
This document contains a detailed report on a residential property that has been inspected and assessed by Asbestos Reporting.
This document contains a detailed report on a commercial property that has been inspected and assessed by Asbestos Reporting.
An example register detailing all areas of a residential property in which asbestos has been detected.
An example register detailing all areas of a commercial property in which asbestos has been detected.