Conducting Asbestos Testing

Asbestos checks are required when undertaking demolition or refurbishments projects in Victoria. The licensed asbestos assessors at Edge Group 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:

  • Cement pipes
  • Floor tiles and bricks
  • Roofing and insulation
  • Some textured coatings
  • Flat and corrugated sheeting
  • Adhesives
  • Older model vehicle parts (such as brake pads)

From this list, you can see why it is imperative that companies involved in construction and renovation projects must have an asbestos inspection booked in.

How Do You 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 are able to ascertain if there is a presence of asbestos. These samples are analysed within a NATA approved laboratory. If the results come back as positive for asbestos, you will be advised on the next steps you ought 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 inhouse licensed asbestos assessors. Edge Group is a leading environmental auditing 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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