Identifying asbestos by enagaging an asbestos surveyor or asbestos consultant is an important check on the property to ensure that the risk of asbestos related illness is minimised. Asbestos is a common naturally occurring mineral silicate that was used in many building products such as fibre cement sheet. When left and maintained in a good condition, bonded asbestos does not pose a significant health risk unless the asbestos containing material is deteriorated or disturbed such that it liberates fibres into the air.
A good understanding of building codes will assist in identifying potential asbestos containing materials as asbestos was used within building materials primarily due to the fibres providing superior fire resistance and heat insulation. A qualified asbestos consultant or surveyor should be used to confirm if the material contains asbestos and conduct a risk assessment and record the results within an asbestos register. The following is not an exhaustive list, however it will assist in identifying where asbestos products may be found:
An asbestos surveyor or consultant should be used in identifying potential asbestos containing materials. Identifying asbestos cannot be confirmed by a visual examination, samples of the suspected material must undergo asbestos testing at a laboratory using a microscope. If a suspected material is not submitted for testing, then the material will be presumed to contain asbestos. While the asbestos testing may seem to be an unwanted expense, it can save money in the long term as any repair or removal will required expensive controls and monitoring.
Please contact Safe Environments Pty Ltd and our asbestos surveyors will assist identifying asbestos within your property.
Safe Environments is located in Sydney, NSW and Melbourne Victoria. For further information please email: email@example.com or contact our Sydney or Melbourne office listed below.
Phone 02 9624 2600
Unit 6 The Hub, 128 Station Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147
Phone 03 9604 0700
Level 7, 552 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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