Do you have an Asbestos Inspection, Asbestos Management Plan and Asbestos Register ?
We can update your Asbestos Audit Report, Asbestos Register, Risk Assessment and Asbestos Management Plan.
As of the first of January 2012 Victoria adopted the National Code of Practice for How to Manage and Control Asbestos in The Workplace. This means that all commercial buildings built prior to 2004 in Victoria and Australia MUST comply with these codes.
To comply a building must have had an asbestos inspection carried out by a competent person from which an Asbestos Management Plan, Risk Assessment, Register and Report is completed if asbestos is found or assumed to be present.
For private or residential premises we also offer inspection and reporting services similar to those for commercial building owners as changes to the Code of Practice mean that builders or tradespeople carrying out any renovation or demolition work will be considered equivalent to a commercial workplace as regards to asbestos safety and handling.
This will mean that prior to organising or managing household or residential renovations an asbestos inspection should be carried out prior to commencing work or risk breaching the Workplace Health & Safety Regulation.
The link below is a Victorian Government publication for residents about asbestos in the home.
Our friendly staff understand the sometimes emotive nature of asbestos and we can explain to your staff if needed, exactly what we are doing and how all but new buildings require this service.
We can inspect your building and produce an Asbestos Containing Materials Report, Register and Management Plan so that you comply with the regulations. We can also carry out pre-renovation, pre-demolition or sale inspections.
We use only NATA accredited laboratories for our sample analysis so that you can be confident of their results.
ASBESTOS AUDIT PROCESS
To ensure the highest standard of quality, the asbestos assessment will be performed in accordance with AS/NZS 9001:2000, a quality control standard, as well as international standards for environmental protection and health safety. The asbestos audit is a four-step procedure:
- Inspection Process The asbestos survey will be undertaken by trained, experienced and qualified personnel. All areas of the site will be inspected in detail. Each floor will be separately assessed. Photographic illustration and a detailed description of suspected asbestos materials will be supplied.
- Analysis of Suspect Materials Samples of all suspected asbestos-containing materials will be taken to prove the presence of asbestos. Samples will be analysed in a NATA-accredited laboratory by polarizing light microscopy in conjunction with dispersion staining.
- Result Interpretation Qualified and experienced professionals, in accordance with the quality management system, will interpret the survey and sample results. This process will include hazard identification, recommendations to eliminate or reduce safety hazard, and a complete management service for asbestos removal, upon your request.
- Asbestos Materials Report and Register (AMRR) A complete Asbestos Materials Report and Register will be prepared containing detailed information on the building, the location of any asbestos-containing materials, condition assessments, health and safety ratings, detailed recommendations on actions and methods of containment and/or removal, and a Clearance Report certifying that the building is free of asbestos.
- Asbestos Management Plan If asbestos is identified on site, an Asbestos Management Plan can be developed by Asbestos Management Services (AMS) to control the asbestos on site until such time as it is removed.
A person with management or control of a workplace must ensure a written asbestos management plan is prepared for the workplace if asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs) has been identified or assumed present, or is likely to be present from time to time at the workplace.
The asbestos management plan must be maintained to ensure the information is up-to-date.