Hazardous Survey and Reporting

A Hazardous Materials Survey consists of an inspection and report on buildings and structures for materials likely to be hazardous to health, either workers, building occupants or the environment.

 

Hazardous materials identified through our survey can include but are not limited to:

  • Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)

  • Lead

  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s)

  • Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF)

  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s)

 

Hazardous materials can pose a range of health risks. Asbestos is highly toxic and can cause lung disease and forms of cancer including mesothelioma, PCBs and lead can affect the nervous system while SMF can irritate the skin and upper respiratory tract.

 

A hazardous materials survey fulfils your obligations as a building manager or owner by:

  • Meeting your occupational health and safety legislative requirements to protect workers and building occupiers from hazardous materials

  • Meet legislative requirements for the register and management of asbestos in the workplace under the Occupation Health and Safety Regulations 1996

  • Complying with the hazardous materials auditing procedure (clause 1.6) of the AS 2601 Demolition of Structures

  • Responding to workplace concerns

  • Meeting the needs of property buyers, sellers and developers

  • Providing general due diligence

  • Meeting development approval requirements

 

One of our consultants will visually inspect, sample, record the type, location and condition of the hazardous materials in your building. These findings will be entered into a report along with a risk assessment and recommendations on the management of the materials.

 

Depending on whether the building is occupied, to be refurbished or demolished will influence the level and invasiveness of the inspection. The survey will be performed accordingly and our team will liaise with you to establish your needs and requirements. Hazardous materials surveys can be performed out of business hours in order to minimize disruption.

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