The team here at AHI Asbestos Consultants provide total solution services for all aspects of asbestos identification, control, management and removal.
If you believe you have identified asbestos on your residential, commercial or industrial property, we can advise you on the steps you are required to take under federal and state OH&S laws and legislations.
A sample must only be analysed by a NATA-accredited laboratory accredited for the relevant test method.
Identifying asbestos can be tricky. There are many products used in building, construction and industry that can mimic the appearance of asbestos, including:
The only way to guarantee that you have uncovered asbestos on your property or work site is via laboratory testing. Here at AHI Asbestos Consultants, we will ensure that all samples are tested by a NATA accredited laboratory at an affordable price with fast turnarounds.
These all come with official certifications that are incorporated for all asbestos registers and management plans required under Queensland OH&S regulations and state legislated obligations.
For more information about our comprehensive test sampling services, contact our friendly staff today.
Although it is not recommended, DIY sample collection can be carried out by the homeowner, business person or contractor. The necessary precautions must be carried out to ensure that fibre release is controlled and the health risks during this process are minimised.
Only a competent person or a person with asbestos experience should take the asbestos samples because of the increased health risk of fibres being released during the process. If the sampling process is conducted incorrectly, it can be more hazardous than leaving the material alone. Any sample taken should be sealed within a container, or a 200 µm polythene bag, and appropriately labelled.
All asbestos samples must be analysed by a NATA-accredited laboratory or one that is approved or operated by the relevant regulator.
We guarantee NATA certified testing for all responsible DIY asbestos samples. Head to our DIY asbestos page for advice on how to safely and effectively obtain asbestos test samples.
Although it is not recommended, DIY asbestos removal of up to 10m2 of non-friable (bonded) asbestos for home renovators is not illegal in the state of Queensland.
A removal license is required when more than 10m2 of asbestos is to be removed.
Some of the specification for performing DIY asbestos removal on non-friable (bonded) asbestos in Queensland include:
It should be noted that while it is not illegal to carry out limited DIY asbestos removal in Queensland, this does not mean it is not a risk to the health and wellbeing of yourself and others.
For detailed information about DIY asbestos removal in Queensland, head to www.asbestossafety.gov.au.
The team here at AHI Asbestos Consultants offer complete solution asbestos services, Brisbane and Queensland’s South East regions.
Other services we can provide private home renovators or building and construction professionals include:
If you have any queries about asbestos control and removal or would like to learn more about our extensive range of expert asbestos management services, contact our friendly helpdesk today.
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