As independent project managers, HSE Australia ensures all removals are adequately scoped and undertaken by certified, experienced and insured asbestos removal contractors.
The removal of asbestos may be required for various reasons. It could be a risk mitigation initiative, due to a building refurbishment or before demolition. Whatever the reason, our team of experienced project managers will work with you to ensure removal complies with the strict legislative requirements.
Some of the steps our experts can support you with are:
- conducting asbestos register reviews
- conducting audits of existing project plans
- notifying the regulator of licensed asbestos removal work
- preparation of Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)
- conducting a clearance inspection and issue clearance certification
- undertaking applicable air monitoring throughout the project
An independent licensed asbestos assessor must conduct asbestos air monitoring throughout the removal process. Our ability to quickly complete airborne fibre monitoring and subsequent analysis in our NATA accredited laboratory means we can easily tailor air testing according to your project’s requirements, ensuring a quick turnaround and reducing project delays.
Our project management team understands the corporate risk and budget considerations associated with this type of project. We work closely with the relevant project manager to ensure that asbestos is safely removed before any refurbishment or demolition work starts.
Our priority is ensuring your asbestos removal project is completed within your project timeframe and budget.
If you suspect your property contains asbestos and your employees or project is at risk, get in touch.
HSE Australia offers a wide range of asbestos audit and management services. Our team of experienced and certified specialists will visit your site and identify potential sources of asbestos, take samples and provide best-practice solutions.
Asbestos 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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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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, yes. asbestos was used over many years and in over 3000 products and applications.
Asbestos can be found anywhere in a property. Asbestos was used in over 3000 building materials until it was banned.
Airborne Fibre Monitoring is used to identify airborne asbestos fibres – the asbestos fibres that can cause fatal lung disease if inhaled and respired. Airborne Fibre Monitoring can be conducted statically or on the person. It is conducted during asbestos removal activities and also when a risk assessment of airborne fibres is required to assess asbestos risk. Airborne Fibre Monitoring follows a prescribed standard method using laboratory processes. HSE Australia is NATA accredited to determine Airborne Fibre levels.
An Asbestos Management Plan is required if Asbestos Containing Materials are identified at the workplace. This document is required to reference the Asbestos Register and is required to detail processes and procedures to manage the Asbestos on site; that is how it is going to be managed in relation to workplace safety as far as asbestos is concerned. HSE Australia can assist in this process.
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)
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.
Asbestos Analysis or Asbestos Testing is done in a NATA accredited lab to determine the level of contamination (if any) and type of Asbestos in a compound. Only a thorough Asbestos Examination, in conjunction with an Register audit, can assure that all potentially hazardous materials (ACM) are identified and listed.
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