Asbestos is generally recognised to be a potentially hazardous material – what is less understood is how the risks should be managed and controlled within the workplace.
Employees are rightly concerned that their health is not compromised, but without professional consultation, it is difficult for business owners to provide credible reassurance. Risk assessment is based upon a number of factors, including the type, friability, surface treatment and condition of the asbestos. Other aspects to consider include the frequency and duration of employee activity within the location, as well as the potential maintenance of the suspected material.
Occuhealth provides a comprehensive service for asbestos identification and management, including:
- Airborne fibre monitoring
- Clearance inspections
- Risk assessments
- Fibre identification
- Inspections for residential and commercial premises
All assessments are performed according to the Code for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace [NOHSC: 2018 (2005)], ensuring that reports are fully compliant with international standards for environmental protection and health safety. Employers will be made aware of risk priority ranking, and together with Occuhealth can formulate a comprehensive asbestos management plan that will inform and direct future activity.