Hazardous Materials Risk Assessments

Hazardous materials risk assessments and surveys detail the location and condition of asbestos and other hazardous materials that may be disturbed during demolition or refurbishment works on a building, structure, ship or plant where asbestos is fixed or installed.

Identifibre’s hazardous materials risk assessments are extensive, clear and precise and include a range of hazardous materials including;

• Asbestos
• Lead
• Synthetic Mineral Fibre (SMF)
• Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
• Biological Hazards such as mould, pigeon droppings or animal carcasses

 

Identifibre can provide a thorough and detailed asbestos and hazardous materials assessment of the proposed demolition/refurbishment areas.

 

Division 6 Demolition/Refurbishment Asbestos Survey and Hazardous Materials Risk Assessment

 

Before demolition or refurbishment work commences at a workplace, the person who manages or controls the workplace must
(a) review the asbestos register; and
(b) revise the asbestos register if it is inadequate having regard to the proposed demolition or refurbishment work.

 

A Division 6 Demolition/Refurbishment Asbestos Survey and Hazardous Materials Assessment satisfies the requirements of  Division 6 – Demolition and refurbishment where asbestos is present of the Victorian Government Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Chapter 4 Part 4.4. The purpose of the survey and risk assessment is to ensure that all reasonably accessible hazardous materials are identified in order that any associated risk can be controlled before and during planned works.

 

The survey involves the physical inspection of the site, collection of material samples and consideration of other relevant information. A comprehensive report is provided which provides the following information:

•     NATA accredited sample analysis results of material collected
•     An asbestos and/or hazardous materials register
•     Recommendations and priorities for control of hazards prior to works commencing
•     A risk assessment of the potential for exposure of personnel to airborne asbestos or other hazards

 

If you have plans of the site you can email quotes directly at quotes@identifibre.com.au

 

If you would like more information or to request a quotation please do not hesitate to contact us on the form below, we will endeavour to respond to your request within 24 hours or by calling our office during business hours Identifibre Pty Ltd (03) 9570 1555.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulations

Work health and safety related to asbestos is regulated by each state and territory.

 

To view a copy of the Victorian regulations please click on the following link:

Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (VIC) 2017

http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubStatbook.nsf/93eb987ebadd283dca256e92000e4069/05C39981B52D9E0FCA25810E0021D052/$FILE/17-022sra%20authorised.pdf

 

To view a model* copy of the Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations 2011 please click on the following link:

http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/616/Model-WHS-Regulations-January-2014.pdf

*(The model WHS Regulations are model provisions only. To be legally binding they need to be enacted or passed by Parliament in each jurisdiction)

 

 

Compliance Code – Managing Asbestos in the Workplace

WorkSafe Victoria have compiled a compliance code in regards to managing asbestos in workplaces, the code can be downloaded at the following link;

https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/9233/Managing_Asbestos_CC.pdf

 

Accreditation’s & Endorsements

 

National Association of Testing Authority (NATA) Endorsed Laboratory

NATA Laboratory Accreditation Number: 15132

 

7.82 Workplace Environment and Hazards

.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

 

 

SafeWork Australia

 

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.

 

 

 

Health & Safety 18001 PMS3282

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WORLD RECOGNISED

ACCREDITATION

NATA ACCREDITED LABORATORY

NUMBER 15132

 

 

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