Asbestos in the Workplace Surveys and 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.

The regulations state “the person with management or control of a workplace must identify asbestos containing materials and produce an asbestos register, with details of the location, form, type and condition of the asbestos”.

Identifibre can carry out this assessment, known in Victoria as a Division 5 Asbestos in the Workplace Survey and Risk Assessment, in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner.

The survey involves the physical inspection of the site, collection of material samples and consideration of other relevant information. A comprehensive report is provided with 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
  • A risk assessment of the potential for exposure of personnel to airborne asbestos or other hazards

Should asbestos be identified or suspected, the person with management or control of the workplace must maintain and make available an asbestos register along with a management plan. The register must be reviewed and updated at least every 5 years.

Asbestos registers prepared by Identifibre comply with Division 5 Asbestos in Workplaces under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (VIC) 2017 and will include:

  • Location of the asbestos
  • Likely source of unfixed or uninstalled asbestos
  • Type of asbestos containing materials
  • Whether the asbestos is friable or non-friable
  • Condition of the asbestos containing materials
  • Whether the asbestos containing material is likely to be damaged or disturbed
  • Details of all inaccessible areas likely to contain asbestos
  • Detailed information about activities carried out in the workplace that are likely to disturb the asbestos
  • Dates when the identification and risk assessments were done

Identifibre’s NATA accredited in-house laboratory provides a NATA accredited sample analysis report for all samples collected.

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

Contact Us

(03) 9563 2957

67 Atherton Road, Oakleigh VIC 3166

Office Hours

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