Asbestos surveys

Asbestos management surveys

ACA can conduct asbestos materials management surveys, the purpose of which is to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACM) within buildings. A risk assessment will also be conducted on all identified ACMs. The risk assessment covers a range of factors such as location, condition, extent, friability, disturbance potential and any other factors considered important or relevant. Samples of suspected ACM will be collected and analysed in an IANZ-accredited laboratory. All samples are collected in accordance with WorkSafe guidelines. Management surveys are not intrusive and are normally conducted in occupied buildings. ACA consultants are experienced in surveying buildings of all types and sizes, including hospitals, office towers, manufacturing plants, schools and houses.

 

Demolition and refurbishment asbestos surveys

An intrusive asbestos survey must be conducted prior to carrying out any demolition or refurbishment works in a building. The purpose of this is to comprehensively document any ACMs that may be disturbed during the scheduled works, so that they can be appropriately removed. This type of survey often involves dismantling equipment and/or performing minor demolition works in order to inspect areas that are not normally accessible during management surveys. Due to the intrusive nature of these surveys, they are generally conducted in un-occupied areas. 

 

Residential property services

ACA can conduct asbestos surveys of residential properties as part of a pre-purchase due diligence assessment, or if a home owner is anticipating conducting any demolition or refurbishment works. We can also offer a competitive rate for individual asbestos samples if you are interested in confirming the status of specific materials rather than conducting an entire survey.