Asbestos is a critical hazard that can have disastrous effects on your health and that of your workers. If you or others are exposed to asbestos, you could potentially contract lung cancer, mesothelioma, pleural or asbestosis disease. It’s simply not worth the risk. Before you enter a site, it’s important to consult an asbestos specialist who provides asbestos surveys New Zealand wide or asbestos management surveys and applicable asbestos services for your circumstances.
How do you know if Asbestos is present?
New Zealand was one of the largest per-capita users of asbestos based products until the mid-1980s however it was not until 2003 that asbestos use was banned. This means there are constructions and products in specific industries where asbestos may be present, even today.
The years of asbestos use, the types of products asbestos were used in and when the ban came into effect, gives us a guide when assessing a site as to the possibility of the presence of asbestos, especially if it is prior to 1990 but certainly up until 2003.
Presently, the only way to determine if asbestos is present is to conduct an asbestos survey which involves laboratory testing. As experts in this field, we provide asbestos surveys New Zealand wide, or asbestos management surveys.
Asbestos Removal New Zealand Standard
Currently, New Zealand has one of the highest rates of disease related to asbestos in the world and that’s a scary thought for tradies in particular.
Given the high use of asbestos, it’s important to follow the code of practice which is specifically designed to reduce exposure to asbestos and address how to remove it and manage it.
How asbestos is identified and handled comes under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act (the WHS Act). A professional such as Assess Control Assure are specialists in asbestos surveys and the management of asbestos once discovered.Using a professional asbestos consultant means you also don’t have to worry about being up to date with all the documentation as we have that covered.
What is Involved with an Asbestos Management Survey?
An asbestos management survey is used for the purpose of discovering if any asbestos is present in materials or on-site (ACM). We do our best to disturb the property as little as possible in the process of asbestos assessments however, there are factors that are taken into account as to whether more intrusive exploration is required.
There are other services involved after an asbestos survey has been completed.As an asbestos company with over 14 years experience working with asbestos, we are able to provide asbestos management surveys along with risk assessments, control and removal.
Get in touch with our asbestos consultants about your site and we can discuss costs for asbestos surveys or any other service you may require based on the outcome of your asbestos surveys.