Asbestos Testing & Removal Surveys
Management Surveys for Occupied Spaces
An assessment of the building and location to determine the risks caused by asbestos substances during normal occupation. This survey includes the assessment of disturbance possibilities caused by normal occupation, the condition of the materials containing asbestos and their potential for releasing airborne fibres, and a specifically designed management plan.
Refurbishment or Demolition Surveys
A mandatory assessment before any work is done to the building. This survey identifies the extent of asbestos materials in the work area, and plans for their safe removal before demolition. This option can be exceptionally exhaustive and requires the building to be unoccupied to be completely safe and effective.
All asbestos containing material found in an inspection will be included on an asbestos register.
The Asbestos Register documents all asbestos on site, it contains the following information:
- Location of ACM’s
- Description of ACM’s
- Product Type
- Extent of ACM’s
- Type of Identified Asbestos
- Condition of ACM’s (Friable or Bonded)
- Disturbance Potential/Accessibility
- Risk Status
- Inspection Date
- Recommended Action and Reference (photographs)
Completing an asbestos register like this allows you to put in place a necessary management plan that ensures both you and others around you remain safe and not at risk of exposure. We can develop and manage an asbestos testing and removal plan to suit you while limiting interruption and minimizing risk.
Asbestos Exposure Monitoring
Exposure monitoring involves determining an individual’s risk against the national exposure standard to the amount of airborne asbestos within their breathing zone, this consists of taking samples by attaching a filter either on to the person or locating it within their workable zone. The filter will then catch any airborne particles which will then be taken back to our laboratory for analysis.
Bulk Asbestos Sampling & Identification
L&D has a NATA accredited in-house laboratory service based in our Perth office, offering the following asbestos services:
- Asbestos Fibre Count
- Asbestos Fibre Count with Cowl & Pump Hire
- Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) Identification in Bulk Samples
- Soils Testing for Asbestos
- Metro Asbestos Sample Pickup & Test
- Airborne Asbestos and Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF)
- Asbestos Buildings Surveys
Our Laboratory Team
Asbestos Testing Perth & Australia Wide
L&D uses state of the art Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM) to detect asbestos fibres. All of the work is completed in house at our headquarters in Perth. The laboratory at L&D HQ fills the service gap in the market, offering ‘quality and value’ giving our clients expert advice and services with one of the fastest turnarounds in WA, and all at affordable prices!
To find out more about the L&D Lab click HERE.