Asbestos Contaminated Land Assessments

Asbestos is commonly found within soil and fill material associated with commercial or residential construction. Asbestos contamination of soil is most commonly associated with inadequate demolition or disposal of structures on the site. 

The potential for materials containing asbestos to generate airborne asbestos fibres varies significantly depending upon the form of the asbestos material.

The site history and information about how it came to be contaminated with asbestos provide useful insight into the nature of the issue and what further information may be needed. The principal considerations in determining how to manage asbestos in soil include:

  • The form of the asbestos containing material, and how readily it generates airborne fibres
  • The extent or scale of asbestos contamination on the property
  • Whether the asbestos is predominantly on the surface or buried at depth
  • The current and possible future uses of the affected land and degree of risk posed from the asbestos containing material

If there is any uncertainty in how to assess these factors, it is recommended that you contact Identifibre for expert advice to investigate and assess the site, including soil and develop appropriate risk management strategies.

Identifibre provide the following services associated with asbestos contaminated sites:

  • Consultation on EPA or WorkSafe requirements in regards to asbestos in soil
  • Analysis of soil samples in our NATA accredited laboratory
  • Site soil sampling in accordance with the National Environmental Protection Measure (NEPM)
  • Asbestos in soil management plans
  • Planning for asbestos abatement works
  • Consultation on soil abatement techniques and options
  • Asbestos air monitoring during soil abatement works, with results analysed in our NATA accredited laboratory
  • Site visual clearance following asbestos removal

SERVICES

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Asbestos Sample Testing

Identifibre is a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) endorsed laboratory for analysis of bulk samples of building materials and soil samples for the presence of asbestos. With an experienced team of analysts, we offer a variety of turnaround times to suit budget and time restraints.

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Air Monitoring & Clearance Certificates

Identifibre provides all hygiene services required for asbestos removal works including air monitoring, visual inspections, clearance certificates and other services to ensure adequate control measures are in place before, during and after removal works.

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Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Management Plans

Identifibre can provide a complete asbestos management solution, incorporating the asbestos assessment and management plan framework adapted to your particular organisation structure.

Asbestos Sample Testing

Air Monitoring & Clearance Certificates

Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Management Plans

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Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Surveys & Risk Assessments

Identifibre’s Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Surveys and Risk Assessments (Division 6) 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.

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Asbestos in the Workplace Surveys & Risk Assessments

Identifibre can assist your workplace to comply with the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations by carrying out a Division 5 Asbestos in the Workplace Survey and Risk Assessment in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner.

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Asbestos Awareness Training

Identifibre’s asbestos awareness training course provides guidance on identifying asbestos containing materials and how to work safely where asbestos may be suspected or confirmed.

Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Surveys & Risk Assessments

Asbestos in the Workplace Surveys & Risk Assessments

Asbestos Awareness Training

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Project Management & Supervision

Identifibre can provide management assistance in all phases of asbestos abatement activities, from preparation of specifications through to project completion, including supervision and final clearance certification.

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Asbestos Contaminated Land Assessments

Asbestos is commonly found within soil and fill material associated with commercial or residential construction. Contact Identifibre for expert advice to investigate and assess the site, including soil, and develop appropriate risk management strategies.

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Respiratory Protection Fit Testing

All personnel who are required to remove or disturb asbestos-containing materials must use adequate respiratory protection for the task. Identifibre offer respiratory mask fit tests with all Identifibre fit testers RESP-Fit accredited.

Project Management & Supervision

Asbestos Contaminated Land Assessments

Respiratory Protection Fit Testing

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