In order to meet legal occupational, health and safety (OHS) requirements, Edge Group offers a Hazardous Building Materials (HBMS) assessment as it helps locate problem areas that could impact employees, other building occupants and the environment. Such assessments are typically conducted for two reasons to meet local compliance:
As such, Edge Group provides consultancy advice from the (initial) identification of HBMs to clearance (occupational hygiene) monitoring during and after the removal of such HBMs.
A material and/or substance, whether in solid, liquid or gas form, is considered hazardous if it has the potential to harm human health in any capacity. Such substances can range from disinfectants and pesticides to hydrogen peroxide and propane cylinders. Edge’s Due Diligence assessment of hazardous materials carefully inspects what type of substance is employed in the building and what risks might arise from its application.
Complications might appear at different points in time depending on the level and duration of exposure to hazardous materials. During the assessment of a building for appropriate control measures, Edge considers some of these factors with due diligence.
Depending on the hazardous materials existing in the building, the safety procedures would have a different set of guidelines to be followed. As an employer, it is of the utmost importance that certain basic safety regulations are encouraged and enforced in the workplace to reduce risks with due diligence:
Despite all the precautions for hazardous building materials, accidents can still occur and cause injuries. For such cases, Edge can advise you on health and safety standards to implement in your building. Under legislation in Australia (e.g. Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011), it’s recommended to follow safety measures that should be enforced in businesses and workplaces:
Preventative measures are key methods in managing any incidents (that could lead to personnel injuries) that could occur in buildings or workplaces.
Based on client requirements, part of Edge Group’s building (transaction) Due Diligence investigation services conduct an assessment on the following materials:
We carry out assessments in and out of due diligence periods and ensure that safety processes that need to be met by your business or organisation are addressed. Especially in pre-purchase Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) assessments, we can act for a potential asset buyer and inform them of potential environmental and/or OHS liabilities that they should be aware of prior to sale. Enquire today to get started!