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Asbestos Register Audit & Asbestos Survey

HSE Australia offers a wide range of asbestos register audit and management services. Our team of experienced and certified specialists will visit your site and identify potential sources of asbestos (ACMs), take samples and provide best-practice solutions. 

Call us if you suspect your property contains asbestos and your employees or project is at risk.

Our services include:

Additional  Services:

  • Pre-Demolition Asbestos Audit
  • Risk Assessment (& Asbestos Inspection)
  • Project Management (Asbestos Removal)

Asbestos sample testing in our NATA accredited laboratory guarantees quick turn-around times; often you will get your results in 3-5 days. Same-day delivery of results is possible on request.

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Unfortunately, asbestos can be hidden almost anywhere.

An Asbestos Audit will identify areas with potentially Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). Asbestos is found in cement sheets installed as ceiling and wall cladding and roof sheeting. Other products known to contain asbestos are vinyl tiles and vinyl sheet coverings and their adhesives, electrical componentry, mastics, fillers and putties, to name a few.

An Asbestos Audit will identify asbestos-containing materials that might be present in:

  • external and internal wall linings / eaves / ceiling lining
  • corrugated roof material cladding and shingles
  • insulation in general (all industries)
  • thermal insulation & fireproofing products
  • mastic products and expansion joints and sealants
  • lagging on pipes in ships, processing plants, or in factories.

Asbestos management regulations vary from state to state. However, compliance with WHS Regulations is the responsibility of the PBCU, duty holder or property owner.

Businesses, workplaces, and asbestos

An asbestos assessment and an asbestos register are required for all buildings and items of plant constructed before 2004.
If asbestos is identified in the workplace, duty holders are required to:

  • obtain an asbestos register detailing the type of materials containing asbestos
  • prepare an asbestos management plan
  • control and manage asbestos-containing materials
  • ensure a fully trained and licensed removalist is used
  • monitor employees health

HSE Australia can help you with your asbestos register and management plan. We conduct asbestos inspections nationwide. Our certified specialists can be on-site in 24 hours, anywhere in Australia (COVID-19 dependent).
Please note: If you suspect asbestos exposure, the area should be isolated until the potentially contaminated area can be assessed.

Asbestos in the Construction Industry

The good news is that if a building is a new build, it is most probable there are no asbestos-containing materials on site. Therefore, an asbestos audit and register are not required. However, properties built before 2004 most likely have building materials containing asbestos throughout. Where an asbestos audit is required, HSE Australia’s certified specialists have the experience and qualifications to undertake the work. HSE Australia is your partner of choice for asbestos audits, registers and management. The final result of our work is a detailed asbestos register that documents:
  • the location of the asbestos-containing material
  • the physical description of the material
  • photographs of the situation (to help identify the material before any work is undertaken)
  • the friability of the material
  • a risk assessment and risk rating of the material
  • a record of the works conducted on asbestos-containing materials.
Copies of supporting analysis and relevant information on the NATA laboratory analysis will be provided with the asbestos register. Our experienced team understands all that is required in identifying and managing asbestos. We will work with you to ensure you know your responsibilities and advise you on how to implement your asbestos management plan. Our mission is to help you navigate this complex area.

List of some common asbestos-containing products


Asbestos-containing materials include:​

  • external and internal wall linings / eaves / ceiling lining
  • corrugated roof material cladding and roof tile shingles
  • insulation in general (all industries)
  • thermal insulation & fireproofing products
  • mastic products and expansion joints and sealants
  • lagging on pipes in ships, processing plants, or in factories
Unfortunately, asbestos can be hidden almost anywhere.

Australia was once one of the highest users of asbestos. Primarily produced for the construction industry, there are more than 3000 products known to contain asbestos.

Auditing, Sampling & Management of potential risks & existing hazards.

HSE Australia offers a wide range of asbestos audit and management services. Get in touch for an individual quote.

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Frequently asked Questions

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What is Asbestos?

To put it simply, asbestos is a rock forming silicate. The most common silicate is quartz. However, asbestos is special because it is not solid but consists of fibres. These fibres, once disturbed or broken down can become a health hazard.

Is Asbestos still a problem?

Unfortunately, yes. asbestos was used over many years and in over 3000 products and applications.

What is Asbestos Management?

Asbestos management involves the identification, sampling, analysis and removal management of potentially asbestos containing products and substances. HSE Australia have expert knowledge of Asbestos Management and the regulatory framework in which it is managed. Asbestos Management is regulated under Work Health and Safety legislation in each state of Australia and the Commonwealth. Legislation places responsibility on a ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking’ and others in the workplace to ensure the legislative requirements of Asbestos Management is compliant. This is from Asbestos Containing Material identification, documentation (Asbestos Registers and Asbestos Management Plans), through to asbestos removal.

Is an Asbestos Register required?

An Asbestos Register is required for workplaces built before 2004; this would incorporate buildings, structures and items of plant and equipment at the workplace or if asbestos is likely to be present at the workplace from time to time. The Asbestos Register formerly documents the location, type, and condition of the Asbestos Containing material. HSE Australia have conducted thousands of assessment audits of buildings and are experts at the audit process. The asbestos register document must be accessible to those at the workplace who carry out work at the property. Asbestos Registers must be reviewed and kept up to date.

Where is asbestos found in a property?

Asbestos can be found anywhere in a property. Asbestos was used in over 3000 building materials until it was banned.

See “Asbestos Air Monitoring” for more details

Can asbestos be assumed to be present?

Suspect Asbestos Containing Materials can be assumed to contain asbestos and managed accordingly. HSE Australia are experts in determine what a ‘suspect asbestos containing material’ is. As many materials formerly containing asbestos are now made with no asbestos content, a visual assessment to deny asbestos content in a product is not satisfactory. Under safety regulations this can only be completed in a NATA accredited laboratory. HSE Australia is NATA accredited to assessment materials for asbestos content or otherwise in materials (Asbestos Test)

See “Asbestos Identification” for more details.

Is HSE Australia an accredited asbestos removalist?

HSE Australia offers services in areas such as auditing, sampling, analysis and project management and helps clients in various industries to project manage asbestos removal projects.

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