Asbestos Management Consultant Sydney
Approximately one third of all homes in Australia contain asbestos products. If your house was built before 1990, it is likely that it would have some asbestos-containing materials.
JMB Environmental Consulting Pty Limited have a combined experience of over 50 years managing asbestos in buildings throughout Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe. Let us use our asbestos experience and knowledge to meet your needs.
Asbestos in the home can be very dangerous, get in touch with us today to discuss what we can do to help.
The purpose of an asbestos survey is to gather accurate and sufficient information to create a register that is fit for purpose for a building (could be site or asset) at any given point during a buildings lifespan.
The type of survey required will vary due to the activity within a building, and obtaining the correct asbestos survey is critical in managing ACMs and mitigating the risk of exposure to persons as far as is reasonably practicable.
Asbestos surveys can be classified into three types:
A reinspection survey is an assessment of an existing hazmat survey. Its purpose is to check the condition of the already identified hazardous materials in the building and conduct an up to date risk assessment to assist with continued management of the materials on site. Effort should be made to access any no access or limited access areas from the original survey.
ASBESTOS AIR MONITORING
- be carried out prior to the start of removal (background air monitoring)
- be carried continuously during the removal work, or at any other time decided the independent licensed asbestos assessor ((control air monitoring))
- be carried out inside the enclosure following a successful visual clearance after asbestos removal has been completed, and before the containment is dismantled
An occupational hygienist or individuals who have a statement of attainment in the VET course for asbestos assessors (CPCCBC5014A Conduct asbestos assessment associated with removal) should all be competent to conduct air monitoring for asbestos fibres, if they have experience with asbestos and ACM.
Our asbestos hygiene services are complemented by our in house ISO/IEC 17025 compliant NATA accredited laboratories and field laboratory vehicles.
We hold the following accreditations:
Asbestos fibre counting and Volume Control – Estimation of airborne Asbestos fibres by the membrane filter method described in the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Guidance Note (2005) and in-house laboratory methods.
Visual clearance inspection certificates (certificates of reoccupation) will be issued following a satisfactory assessment by one of our trained and experienced hazmat consultants prior to leaving the site.
Our NATA accredited mobile laboratory vans and in house technology means we will deliver your reports when they are meant to be received – the same day.
An asbestos clearance is the final step in the asbestos removal process, and confirms that all visual asbestos containing materials and associated dust and debris have been removed successfully. It is certification that the asbestos work area can be cleared for re occupancy of building users.
Asbestos clearance certificates are a legislative requirement. The Work Health and Safety Regulation (WHS Regulation) requires that after the asbestos removal work has been completed, an asbestos clearance certificate is issued to verify that the area is safe for normal use prior to re-occupancy.
This depends upon the amount, and type of asbestos containing materials being removed.
Non-friable ( or bonded) asbestos removal work requires only a visual clearance inspection under current legislation. It must be carried out by an suitably experienced and trained independent competent person or by an independent licensed asbestos assessor.
Friable asbestos removal work requiring Class A asbestos removal licence requires both a visual clearance inspection, and following this satisfactory asbestos clearance air monitoring within the containment. This must be carried out by an independent licensed asbestos assessor (LAA).
Ideally friable clearances should follow the 4 stage clearance process:
Stage 1: Preliminary check of site condition and job completeness;
Stage 2: A thorough visual inspection inside the enclosure area;
Stage 3: Air Monitoring;
Stage 4: Final assessment post-enclosure dismantling.
The clearance certificate must be issued before the LAA leaves site, and must state that no visible asbestos residues from asbestos removal work in the area, or in the vicinity of the area, where the work was carried out.
If air monitoring was carried out by the LAA as part of the clearance inspection, the airborne asbestos fibre level was less than 0.01 asbestos fibres/mL.
If the asbestos clearance certificate has not been obtained, the asbestos removal work zone should not be dismantled, and the area must not be re-occupied for normal use.