We use the most up-to-date technology to assess the presence and hazard level of Class A (friable) and Class B (non-friable) asbestos. With a minimum of ten years of experience in surveying domestic, commercial, and industrial buildings, our consultants conduct management, refurbishment, and demolition surveys.
We can visit your property or business premises to inspect or safely sample any potential asbestos-containing material. We submit all samples to an IANZ-accredited laboratory for analysis.
To ensure the safety of the surveyor, public, and surrounding environment, our asbestos surveying team will take samples under highly controlled conditions.
Our consultants hold the BOHS IP4o2 – Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings and BOHS P405 – Managing Asbestos in Buildings certifications. These credentials qualify our consultants to safely identify asbestos and conduct a reliable asbestos survey report on any premises.
It also means our asbestos surveyors have the skills necessary to create and carry out an asbestos management plan. After identifying asbestos on your premises, we will then be able to show you our asbestos management survey and subsequently remove asbestos-containing materials, making your building safe for its occupants.
If you are planning to carry out demolition work on your site or property, you will need to get an asbestos refurbishment or demolition survey. Contact our team to find out what your requirements are, and we will let you know what survey strategy would be most relevant to your situation.
Our qualified team can ensure that we identify any asbestos that is likely to be disturbed by your demolition or refurbishment, and we may need to undergo aggressive inspection techniques to fully ensure risk management. We can also ensure that any asbestos removal gets undertaken before any demolitions commence.
The purpose of asbestos management surveys is to firstly find any asbestos or ACM and record how much and where it is. With this information on hand, the comprehensive report will also document the accessibility of the asbestos, its condition, and whether there are any surface materials. Then, we can conduct an asbestos identification test to determine the class contained in the materials.
Many buildings in NZ constructed or renovated before the year 2000 contain asbestos. It is not dangerous if left undisturbed in good condition. But if you are ever unsure, our qualified surveyors can conduct a risk assessment for you.
The Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 state that people in control of a place of work must identify, document, and manage asbestos in the workplace. They also must regularly review the asbestos management plan.
Here at SES, we operate in full compliance with WorkSafe New Zealand so that you can too. If you control a place of work, you are a duty holder for the protection of all your building occupants.
Following the Health & Safety at Work Act, we define a “workplace” as:
– A place a business or undertaking is getting work carried out or carries out work
– Wherever a worker will or likely will go while they are working
Getting a survey carried out by a qualified asbestos surveyor is the most effective way of identifying asbestos-containing materials and asbestos. It is not safe for someone who is unqualified to conduct an asbestos survey.
For more information about asbestos and the standards we hold at SES, have a look at WorkSafe’s asbestos survey guidelines.