Think Before you Break and Call the Experts
Updating a bathroom or carrying out a full-blown renovation—previously left to qualified tradesman, these activities have become a beloved Aussie past time. So, if you’re about to jump into your next dream reno it’s time to think before you break.
Before you get the tools out, consider having an asbestos inspection carried out by a qualified technician. Residential asbestos is particularly dangerous, and many older ‘post-war’ homes and buildings in Geelong, Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria are laden with this potentially lethal substance.
We would recommend calling in the experts. Try to identify a company that provides a full asbestos service so you don’t need to rely on multiple trades for different expertise. For example, companies like SCAADA don’t just test and inspect for asbestos, if required, we can supervise the asbestos remediation process too. And, finally, our qualified assessors can issue an asbestos visual clearance certificate— allowing you to continue with your project while providing complete peace of mind.
We’re more than just an asbestos testing company
SCAADA’s team of asbestos specialists have years of experience assisting clients to meet current legislation regarding asbestos exposure. We operate across a variety of property types including residential, commercial, industrial, construction, government and more. Our footprint is Victoria wide….we conduct commercial and residential asbestos testing in Ballarat, the greater Melbourne area and regional Victoria (with physical offices based in Geelong and Ballarat).
Asbestos testing, audits, remediation services and more!
At SCAADA Group we focus on more than just the testing of asbestos, we offer a full remediation solution. This includes conducting asbestos testing and audits that align with national standards and regulatory guidelines. We also provide a thorough and highly confidential report detailing the findings, along with an asbestos risk management plan. We can then deliver clients a complete project management service, including recommendation for asbestos removal where needed. Our expert team can provide asbestos remediation supervisory services during the remediation works. Finally, following the removal process, our asbestos technicians are qualified in issuing asbestos clearance certificates, confirming all visible asbestos has been safely removed.
Will I need an asbestos visual clearance certificate?
Conducted by a qualified assessor, an asbestos clearance certificate is issued after an inspection verifies that all visible asbestos has been removed from the site. Employees, contractors or other individuals may not enter the removal site until an asbestos clearance certificate has been issued.
Depending on the Workplace Health & Safety Regulation in the specified state or territory, an asbestos clearance certificate is generally required when the amount of asbestos removed is greater than 10 square meters.
Will I need asbestos air monitoring?
We recommend asbestos air monitoring when: asbestos containing material is in poor condition; during demolition or renovation works where asbestos may be present; or when asbestos is being removed. Our expert asbestos consultants will test for the presence of airborne asbestos fibers so you can rest assured that the site is safe for all.
Do you offer asbestos removal?
While we don’t physically remove asbestos ourselves, we can recommend a team that are expertly skilled in asbestos removal. SCAADA has the asbestos testing services to oversee the entire process, ensuring removal practices are safe and comply with current Australian health and safety standards. Following the remediation works, our trained assessors can provide a visual clearance certificate, verifying that all visible asbestos has been safely removed from the site.
Who do I need to notify if there is asbestos found in the workplace?
An asbestos register must be established when any asbestos containing material has been identified in the workplace setting. If no asbestos has been identified, you will also need to record this. Our Asbestos Registers comply with the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces.
As you can see, there is a lot to know about asbestos management. So, before you break that wall, call in the experts and they’ll guide you on the correct practice and protocols that will keep everyone safe.
If you’re looking to achieve Environmental Compliance, give our team a call today and we’ll get things moving quickly, practically and in a cost-effective manner. Learn more about our environmental consulting services by visiting our Asbestos recourses here