When Do Companies Need Asbestos Inspections in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Anywhere in Queensland?
If you are preparing to open a business, or to move your existing business to a new location, you may need to get an asbestos inspection done before opening your doors to the public. Asbestos, though Australian builders haven’t used it for construction purposes in many years, can be a health hazard in residential, commercial and industrial buildings—if any panels are broken or able to release fibres. If there is any chance that your business will be operating in a building where asbestos fibres are present, then you owe it to your employees, your customers and the general public to carry out asbestos inspections in Queensland.
How to Know If You Need Asbestos Inspections
As mentioned previously, asbestos is a rather common health hazard in all types of buildings, but not a universal one. Australian officials issued an outright ban on the use of asbestos in 2003, which means that, if you are operating your business in a building that was constructed after that date, you do not need asbestos inspections.
Even before the government outlawed asbestos containing materials in 2003, they were not necessarily common in Australia. Construction applications for asbestos ceased in the 1980s, and virtually any building constructed after 1990 is unlikely to contain asbestos.
Asbestos inspections on the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast are essential, though, if your new office or business location was built before 1990. While Australia has not used asbestos much at all since the 1980s, that doesn’t mean our country never used it. On the contrary, according to the government’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, Australia ‘was one of the highest users per capita in the world’ of asbestos through the mid-1980s. Since many of those older buildings are still standing and being used for business and other purposes, asbestos inspections are a must for businesses in Brisbane and throughout the country.
Who to Call for Asbestos Inspections in Queensland
If you are looking for a company to hire for asbestos inspections in Queensland, look no further than Safe Air Environmental Services, or SAES. Based in Brisbane, we are a 100% locally owned and operated business staffed by qualified and experienced professionals. Most of our asbestos inspection team members in Brisbane have been working in the asbestos eradication and air health industries for over 15 years now, guaranteeing that you get the thorough inspection you deserve.
Furthermore, SAES offers a flexible service territory, perfect for businesses based outside of the major cities. From our Brisbane location, we offer asbestos inspections to clients in the Sunshine Coast area, out on the Gold Coast, in Toowoomba or anywhere in the southeast corner of Queensland.
Do you think you need an asbestos inspection in Queensland? Check the construction date of your building. If your business is moving into a structure that was built before 1990—particularly in the peak asbestos years between 1940 and 1980—then you do need an asbestos inspection, and SAES is precisely the firm to provide the service.