Asbestos Report Sydney

Occupational Hygienists at K2 Consulting Group are accredited and licenced to undertake asbestos reports and have completed over 400 projects in Sydney. The term asbestos report is a general and broadly used term.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral silicate belonging to amphibole and serpentine type mineral forming rocks that were mined and used in various buildings and structures due to their heat resistant, robust, flexible, and waterproofing properties.

Asbestos was widely used in building materials, plants and equipment, motor vehicles etc before and during the 1980s and asbestos products were banned in Australia in 2003 due to their cancer-causing risk. Prolonged exposure to asbestos fibres via inhalation causes illnesses including mesothelioma (lung cancer) and asbestosis.

Where is asbestos present in buildings?

When asbestos in this built environment deteriorates asbestos fibres are released, hence posing a health risk.

All asbestos survey and asbestos inspections must be undertaken only by a competent person or a licenced asbestos assessor.

Visual confirmation of asbestos is a BIG NO. So beware, if your contractor or a friend tries to pose their ‘expertise’ on you – STOP listening to them and get a sample tested, because, the health risks from asbestos outweigh the benefits by far.

What is an asbestos register?

An asbestos register is a document that is prepared by qualified Occupational Hygienists or Licensed Asbestos Assessors that captures all asbestos-containing materials in the building, either confirmed or presumed.

Australian Legislation, Clause 425 of Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 states that a person with management or control of a workplace (PCBU – Person conducting a business or undertaking) must ensure that a register (an asbestos register) is prepared and kept at the workplace. The person must ensure that the asbestos register is maintained to ensure the information in the register is up to date.
Our typical process in an asbestos register involves visiting the property, careful survey of the condition of the materials (bonded or friable asbestos), collection of asbestos samples, asbestos testing in a NATA accredited laboratory and preparation of a comprehensive report.

The asbestos testing results can be delivered within the same or next business day without any surcharges. Our charges are nominal.

An Asbestos Register and a comprehensive Asbestos Management Plan will make your property comply with the relevant WHS Acts and regulations and will relieve you of any liabilities from Contractors exposing themselves to asbestos. Remember, you still have the responsibility to provide the relevant reports to Contractors and residents of the buildings.

What is an asbestos management plan?

If asbestos is confirmed to be present in a building or presumed to be present in a building, then an Asbestos Management Plan shall be prepared and maintained on the premises.

Australian Legislation, section 425 of Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 states that “A person with management or control of the workplace must ensure that a written plan (an asbestos management plan) for the workplace is prepared and that the information in the asbestos management plan is up to date".

The asbestos management plan shall contain the following information:

  1. Identification of asbestos or ACM
  2. Location of ACM
  3. Decisions, and reasons for decisions, about the management of asbestos at the workplace
  4. Procedures for emergencies involving asbestos at the site
  5. Details of the PCBU or the workers carrying out work involving asbestos
  6. Provide information, and consultation on asbestos-related matters related to the building.

Asbestos Management Plans  are not limited to the above information only and can contain more information based on the site and the condition of asbestos.

The PCBU (person in charge of the workplace) shall ensure that the asbestos management plan is readily accessible to all staff, any workers including sub-contractors at the workplace, tenants and any personnel who is likely to come in contact with asbestos during tenure in the building or on-site.

What are Hazardous Material Survey?

A person who is in control of the workplace (PCBU) is responsible to have a HAZMAT survey completed in the workplace. HAZMAT surveys are undertaken to identify asbestos, lead, Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCB), Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF) and Ozone Depleting Substances in buildings.

How much does it cost to have an asbestos register or HAZMAT register completed?

We offer a lump sum fee for comprehensive asbestos report while sometimes we may charge you based on the number of samples, as it depends on the nature of your project. The cost of the asbestos testing for a comprehensive report may vary based on the size of the property and the number of rooms and the time it takes to complete the survey and prepare a comprehensive report. Talk to us about your project and we can assist you with a quote.

What are pre-demolition surveys?

Pre-demolition surveys are essential for identifying and managing hazardous materials before any building demolition. These surveys ensure the safety of workers, compliance with regulations, and the protection of the environment. At K2 Consulting Group, we specialize in comprehensive pre-demolition HAZMAT surveys, providing accurate assessments and tailored solutions for a safer demolition process.

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We work with reputed asbestos removalists in Sydney and can assist you in choosing one who fits best for your project. Read more about How to choose an asbestos removalist in Sydney.

We provide other services such as preparation of asbestos registers, asbestos management plans, asbestos removal control plan, asbestos Occupational Hygienists supervision works, asbestos in soils assessment, asbestos risk assessments and independent asbestos advice.

Asbestos test kits have been popular among the DIYers and we receive numerous enquiries if we supply one or if a kit can be sourced from Bunnings.

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Remediation of Contaminated Soils

Soils are referred to as contaminated when the concentration of contaminant is usually higher than the ambient concentrations. There may be naturally elevated concentration of contaminants while in most of the cases, there is an apparent source of contamination (point source).

Environmental Assessment

Consultants at K2 Consulting Group are trained and experienced in the assessment and management of contaminated soils and groundwater. Our quick, effective and practical approach in contamination management puts us at the forefront of today’s emerging contamination management market.

GroundWater

Soils are referred to as contaminated when the concentration of contaminant is usually higher than the ambient concentrations. There may be naturally elevated concentration of contaminants while in most of the cases, there is an apparent source of contamination (point source).

Waste Classification Services

Consultants at K2 Consulting Group undertake a systematic and exhaustive approach in classifying soils, as it can be a huge savings to the project if lesser quantity is sent to the landfill or waste recovery centre, while still meeting the regulations.

Vapour Intrusion Investigation

K2 Consulting Group utilises best-practice planning, collection, analysis and conduct human health risk assessment and site screening. K2 Consulting Group’s team of expert engineers ensure that regulatory requirements are met so that stakeholder risks are understood.

Acid Sulphate Soil

When Acid Sulfate Soils can be detrimental to the environment when exposed to atmospheric air through anthropogenic activities (excavation for construction purposes etc) or natural means (drainage of groundwater).

PFAS Investigations

PFAS refers to Per & Poly Fluorinated Alkyl Substance which is a group of long chain fluorinated organic compounds used in various industrial applications. Australia and other leading nations have banned the usage of the PFAS containing chemicals.

Environmental Consultants

Consultants at K2 Consulting Group are qualified lead auditors in Environmental Management Systems – ISO 14001:2015, Management Systems Auditing – ISO 19011:2018. We can assist your organisation in identifying various environmental risks.