What Is an Asbestos Sample Analysis or Check, and Why Is Asbestos Identification Crucial for Your Brisbane Business? Learn More about Sampling
Asbestos cannot be seen with the naked eye, nor can you feel, smell, or taste it. The only way to perform an asbestos check at a work site is with a proper asbestos sample analysis. It is important to understand what this is, and why asbestos identification at Brisbane work sites is so important, to keep your workforce safe from this danger. Identifying and eliminating asbestos from work sites is crucial for meeting Occupational Health & Safety Standards – and for good reason.
Used for its heat-resistant properties and strength in building construction materials through the 20th century, and officially banned in Australia in 2003, asbestos is a carcinogenic material that poses a serious health risk to any individual that might inhale the fibres. Used for its heat-resistant properties and strength in building construction materials through the 20th century, and officially banned in Australia in 2003, asbestos is a carcinogenic material that poses a serious health risk to any individual that might inhale the fibres. And while newer buildings are not constructed with asbestos, it can arise in surprising locales, such as older cellars, extensions, used as waterproofing in bathrooms (vinyl tiles) and with cement sheeting or in pipes.
Keeping Workers and Work Environments Safe with Asbestos Sampling in Brisbane
Utilising the services of Safe Air Environmental Services for asbestos identification in Brisbane helps your business discern even trace amounts of this harmful material in the work environment so that you can take the appropriate action to meet safety standards and regulations. Keep in mind that an item that contains even one percent asbestos is considered an asbestos-bearing object.
Asbestos sampling on Brisbane projects ensures that no stone is left unturned and that the entire work environment is checked for potential asbestos particulates, ensuring safety for any individual that must work in that environment. An asbestos check in Brisbane also gives businesses the ability to take the necessary action when it comes to training and removal services for asbestos so that they can proceed forward with their projects and ensure the safety of their workforce.
Safe Air Environmental Services Provides Asbestos Identification in Brisbane and Beyond
When working with Safe Air Environmental Services, work sites can receive a thorough asbestos check in Brisbane that covers every part of the workplace environment. In addition to determining whether or not asbestos is present with their asbestos sample analysis, Safe Air Environmental Services can determine factors such as the level of asbestos fibres present in the air, the length of the exposure period, and the size of the asbestos fibre inhaled.
If asbestos identification occurs, Safe Air Environmental Services can then proceed with a report and an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) that will help ensure that workers are protected, that everybody on site knows what to do to remain safe from asbestos exposure and that your business understands what it needs to do to remain compliant with Occupational Health & Safety Standards. We also have the capacity to eradicate these hazards from your work site.
To learn more about how we can help you at Safe Air Environmental Services with our asbestos sampling, or any of our other services, contact us today. We are always happy to help businesses discuss their options.