Conducting Asbestos Testing

Asbestos checks are required when undertaking demolition or refurbishment projects in Victoria. Our licensed asbestos assessors can walk you through the testing procedure.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring tiny fibrous materials that resemble thin, needle-like fibres. When inhaled, they can cause a number of health problems, and have been linked to cancer in many Australians. Resistant to high temperatures, their suitability for insulation made them popular building products nationwide throughout the 1940s all the way up to the late ’80s. With so many old buildings in Melbourne, asbestos has been found in many locations. Materials that can harbour asbestos include:
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This list makes it clear why it’s imperative that companies involved in construction and renovation projects must do an asbestos inspection.

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How to Check for Asbestos?

How do our licensed asbestos assessors approach asbestos checks? By taking samples of materials at sites across Melbourne, or even air samples, we’re able to ascertain if asbestos is present.

These samples are analysed by a NATA approved laboratory. If the results come back as positive for asbestos, you’ll be advised on the next steps to take to prevent further contamination.

Reliable Asbestos Testing

Requesting asbestos testing is vital if you’re beginning any project with the potential to disturb asbestos. If you have any questions about asbestos checks and the procedure of taking samples, reach out to our licensed asbestos assessors. Helia EHS is a leading environmental assessment company, so when you work with us, you’re teaming up with an experienced team of experts. Speak to our team.

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