Asbestos Air Monitoring

Conducted by licensed asbestos assessors across Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

Air Monitoring is conducted by licensed asbestos assessors across Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Air monitoring is conducted when asbestos is assumed or thought to be present. It is also carried out during and after the removal of friable air borne fibres and non-friable bonded sheets or unbroken asbestos. If friable asbestos is present then it is a legal requirement to conduct air monitoring, however its recommended that monitoring is implemented during the removal of any asbestos due to the hazardous nature of the material.

Air monitoring is broken down into four categories as described below, however control monitoring is the most common.

Control monitoring is used during removal works to ensure that the procedures and controls that have been put in place are adequate and any exposure risk has been removed.

  1. Background – conducted to determine fibre levels and when there are concerns that asbestos exists. Used prior to removal or remediation works.
  2. Personal – to measure and assess a person’s exposure during works.
  3. Control – during asbestos removal to determine if the control measures in place are adequate. It is common to have several monitors running at the one time on a site.
  4. Clearance – conducted at the completion of the removal works to determine that areas are safe for reoccupation.

Air monitoring is not only law but also provides you with peace of mind for your employees. When the ground is being disturbed or removal of asbestos roofing and sheeting is taking place there can sometimes be unknown finds that are hiding beneath the surface, in the roof cavity or behind the walls. NAC SERVICES will advise you prior to removal or remediation if air monitoring should be part of the process. Air monitoring will be in place prior and during the removal ensuring that workers are aware of the correct procedure and are wearing the correct clothing. This will protect them against asbestos fibres and other contaminants.

Contact us today to organise your asbestos air monitoring in Sydney, Newcastle or throughout the Hunter Valley. If your inquiry is URGENT please call our after hrs number.

Contact us today to speak to one of our consultants. If your inquiry is URGENT please call our after hrs number.

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