What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral type fibre mostly found in rocks of
naturally occurring materials that can be separated into fibres. It can be
located in and around unexposed locations throughout buildings and workplace
environments. In the present day it is known to be used in thousands of
consumer, automotive, industrial, maritime, building products and developments.
It is extremely durable and strong making it resistant to heat and fire. It can
be extremely harmful to occupants working in asbestos contaminated areas, as
they are exposed to toxins and substances that relate to serious illness and
Asbestos site services:
Asbestos physical testing and sampling
Asbestos risk assessments
Site clearance inspection & practise
Aiding and controlling the contaminated area
Communication and agreements between Queensland
Laboratory and property owner.
Further communication and expert observation on
Why undertake an
Asbestos site report?
Asbestos is a form of contaminated material and can be
very harmful to occupants working in its presents because the inhalation of the
toxin causes serious illnesses such as lung cancer, asbestosis and
mesothelioma, it would be strongly advised to undertake such a report to advise
current occupants on the site that it is free of ACM.
The overall process is a three step procedure; discovery,
isolation and notification of Asbestos-contaminated material (ACM) in
The removal process ensures the identification of the
type of ACM even in inaccessible locations throughout the workplace area.
Once Asbestos is located by the highly experienced and
qualified team, it doesn’t just get sealed; it gets removed into waste bags to
ensure no reoccurrence. Asbestos waste should be collected in heavy-duty
polythene bags that are no more than 1,200mm long and 900mm wide.
The bags will be labelled with hazard warning signs,
clearly indicating that the bag contains ACM.
When the removal process is complete the further
observation will occur on site.
Asbestos was a known used substance mainly in the mid to
late nineties as cement, occurring with a variety of different materials,
therefore any building that was constructed or was majorly attended to through
refurbishment between the 1950’s to the 1980’s is likely to contain ACM.
Asbestos is known to still be used in the present day.
Types of Asbestos:
All three types of Asbestos contaminating materials have
been used commercially and are considered very dangerous, although; the Amosite
and Crocidolite asbestos are thought to be more dangerous than the Chrysotile