ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT

When left intact, most asbestos-containing materials do not pose a health risk to building occupants. There is, however, potential for exposure when the material becomes damaged or disturbed. This can be the result of maintenance or renovation work on a property – something as simple as asbestos dust created by drilling a hole into asbestos cladding – or can be the result of general weathering or wear and tear.

We can manage the risk of asbestos contamination on your property to ensure the health and safety of your building’s occupants and visitors.

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SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

We won’t do anything to put you or us at risk

ASBESTOS LICENSED

ASBESTOS LICENSED

As a company we hold current A & B Class Asbestos licenses. Meaning we can work with both friable and non-friable asbestos.

QUALITY AND EXPERIENCE

QUALITY & EXPERIENCE

Our qualified teams are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of asbestos management and removal.

HEALTH AND SAFETY FOCUSSED

HEALTH & SAFETY FOCUSSED

We have current registration for our AS/NZS4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

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What is Asbestos Management?

Asbestos management involves mitigating the risk of asbestos contamination on your site by managing the on-site asbestos rather than removing it. The reason for managing asbestos contamination in this way is largely driven by cost and convenience.

Managing the Risk of
Building Work or Renovations

Even an act as simple as drilling a hole in a wall can result in the release of asbestos fibres. We recommend all premises, where asbestos is known to be present, contact us before undertaking any building or maintenance work. We can assess the risk of any work before it takes place and create a management plan to ensure the safety of workers and occupants.

Example: An electrician is upgrading the wiring in your building. If that electrician is drilling holes in the walls or ceiling, and those surfaces contain asbestos, dust will be released posing a risk to the electrician and other occupants of the building. Our asbestos specialists can give advice and recommend procedures that will ensure everyone’s safety.

Wear and Tear on
Asbestos Products

Like any other building product, asbestos will degrade over time, especially when exposed to the weather. These degrading products can release asbestos fibres and cause health issues for the building’s occupants. As asbestos experts, we can visit your site and assess how to best avoid the issue of asbestos contamination caused by aging asbestos products. Removal may be an option but the risk may also be able to be contained through asbestos management.

Example: An asbestos roof will degrade over time and release asbestos fibres unless that fibre release is managed. In a case like this, we might encapsulate the roof by first cleaning it, and then coating it to ensure all fibres are contained, and saving the on the cost of reroofing.

On-Going Asbestos Management Planning

Some older buildings contain several sources of asbestos which need continual monitoring. The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 place a duty on businesses to have asbestos management plans in place for workplaces where asbestos is likely to be found.

We can ensure your building meets its legal requirements by producing an Asbestos Management Plan, and then visiting for regular checks to ensure the plan is current and no remedial work is required. Include us in your regular maintenance planning to ensure the safety of your staff.

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