Company Profile

Identifibre Pty Ltd is a quality endorsed company, accredited by the National Association of Testing Authority (NATA) and SAI Global.  Established in 1993 principally as a consultancy service in the field of asbestos hazard and risk management. Our multidisciplinary professional team have recognised expertise in the fields of asbestos and hazardous materials management, occupational hygiene and risk management. Our principal team members have in excess of seventy years experience in the asbestos management field.

Services Provided

Identifibre Pty Ltd offers services in the field of asbestos and hazardous materials consulting and air monitoring services. These services encompass all aspects of asbestos and hazardous materials hygiene management including;

• Asbestos and Synthetic Mineral Fibre Air Monitoring
• Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis
• Visual Inspections/Clearance Certificates
• Division 5 Asbestos and Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Survey and Risk Assessments
• Division 6 Demolition / Refurbishment Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Survey and Risk Assessments
• Division 5 Reassessment Surveys
• Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Management Plans
• Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consulting Services

Our Team

Senior Consultants

All Identifibre Pty Ltd senior consultants have a minimum of 5 years extensive experience in asbestos related projects. They are all experienced analysts and signatories for estimation of airborne asbestos dust and identification of asbestos type in materials samples in compliance with our in-house NATA accredited laboratory.

 

Consultants

All Identifibre Pty Ltd consultants have between one and five years experience in asbestos related projects  They are all experienced analysts and signatories for estimation of airborne asbestos dust in compliance with our in-house NATA accredited laboratory.

 

Our Clients

Our client base includes all sectors of the economy and society, from major industrial organizations to small businesses, all levels of government including federal, state and local. Currently we are the principal supplier of asbestos services to in excess of 10 municipal councils. Our services are also available to individual home owners and tenants.

The variety of clients includes but not limited to;

• Department of Defence
• Councils
• Other Federal Government Departments
• Major Construction & Building Companies
• Project Management Companies
• Schools
• Hospitals
• Domestic Properties
• Churches
• Property Management Companies
• Body Corporate Organisations
• Department of Human Services
• Other State Government Departments
• National Trust
• University’s and TAFE’s

 

Accreditation’s & Endorsements

 

National Association of Testing Authority (NATA) Endorsed Laboratory

NATA Laboratory Accreditation Number: 15132

 

Scope of Accreditation

Identifibre Pty Ltd complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005

 

7.82 Workplace Environment and Hazards

.01 Asbestos Fibre Counting
Estimation of airborne asbestos fibre by the membrane filter method described in the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Guidance Note (2005) and Identifibre method No.1

.08 Synthetic Mineral Fibre Counting
Estimation of airborne synthetic mineral fibres using the membrane filter method described in the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Guidance Note (1989) and Identifibre method No. 1 and 4

.31 Asbestos Fibre Identification

Qualitative identification in bulk samples

Analysis by Polarised Light Microscopy (including dispersion staining) techniques by the methods of – Identifibre method No.2

For the following determinations-

Amosite; Chrysotile; Crocidolite; Organic fibres; Synthetic mineral fibres

.81 Volume Measurement (Air)

 

7.84 Residues and Contaminants in Constituents of the Environment

.31 Asbestos Identification
Qualitative identification of asbestos in soils

Analysis by Polarised Light Microscopy (including dispersion staining) techniques by the methods of – Identifibre method No.2

For the following determinations-

Amosite; Chrysotile; Crocidolite; Organic fibres; Synthetic mineral fibres

 

SAI Global

SAI Global Accreditation number: QEC14282

 

Scope of Accreditation

Identifibre Pty Ltd complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008

Quality Management Systems

Identifibre Pty Ltd is accredited for the following scope;

The sampling and auditing of sites for the presence of asbestos, the laboratory identification of asbestos in building materials and the provision of estimation of airborne asbestos dust.

 

SafeWork Australia

NSW licensed asbestos assessor

Identifibre Pty Ltd has experienced NSW licensed asbestos assessors. Victorian regulations currently do not require an asbestos assessor licence, however with the harmonised WHS legislation throughout the rest of the country, this licence is also applicable in QLD/SA/TAS/NT. To be eligible for this licence you must be able to demonstrate you have carried out training (or have adequate experience) in the asbestos removal industry over the past two years.

Asbestos assessment and air monitoring are required during all friable (Class A) asbestos removal and for non-friable asbestos removal where a risk assessment indicates that airborne asbestos fibres may result from the removal activity.

Eliza Henshaw:  LAA001021

Michael Retra:    LAA001101

Ben Ward:          LAA001216

Brian McKane:   LAA001217

Matthew Owen:  LAA001228

 

Work Safely at Heights

Course Code: RIIWHS204D

Work Safely at Heights training is focused on fall prevention rather than fall arrest. It is designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills to safely work in any height situation, primarily being aimed at general construction, maintenance, mining, large factories or other work situations where work is conducted in a place where a fall from one level to another is possible. The course outline involves;

•    Regulations and legislation
•    Australian Standards
•    Risk assessment and hazard elimination
•    Equipment selection and use
•    Anchor systems, selecting solid and reliable anchorage
•    Fall restraint systems, selection of equipment and correct use
•    Work positioning systems, selection of equipment and correct use
•    Fall arrest systems
•    Using energy absorbing lanyards
•    Correct use of ladders and ladder safety training

All consultants have successfully completed the Work at Heights training and have a statement of attainment.

 

Working in Confined Spaces

Course Codes: RIIWHS202D, MSAPMPER205C, MSAPMPER200C

Working in Confined spaces course allows you to conduct a risk assessment and enter a confined space to conduct work. The course outline involves;

•    Identifying confined spaces
•    Identification and control of hazards
•    Australian Standards and relevant legislation
•    Roles and responsibilities of management and employees
•    Case studies
•    Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard controls
•    Work to a confined space permit
•    Work site policy and procedures
•    Write work plans and risk assessments
•    Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
•    Fall protection equipment
•    Practical entry into a confined space
•    Safety and emergency procedures

All consultants have successfully completed the Working in Confined Spaces training and have a statement of attainment.

 

 

Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene

The overall objective of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene is to help ensure that workplace health hazards are eliminated or controlled. It seeks to achieve this by: Promoting the profession of occupational hygiene in industry, government and the general community. Improving the practice of occupational hygiene and the knowledge, competence and standing of its practitioners. Providing a forum for the exchange of occupational hygiene information and ideas. Promoting the application of occupational hygiene principles to improve and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all. Representing the profession nationally and internationally.

All consultants are associate members of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene.

 

Master Builders Association

Work Safely in the Construction Industry – White Card

The ‘White Card’ is a term used to describe the nationally-recognised plastic card required by all on-site construction workers in Australia. It is issued by state and territory governments following successful completion of the construction induction course ‘Work Safely in the Construction Industry’, commonly known as White Card training.

All consultants have completed the ‘Work Safely in the Construction Industry’ (White Card) training or the previous format Red Card.

 

Health & Safety 18001 PMS3282

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WORLD RECOGNISED

ACCREDITATION

NATA ACCREDITED LABORATORY

NUMBER 15132

 

 

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