Asbestos Survey Sydney

K2 Consulting Group is an experienced occupational hygiene consultancy offering asbestos and hazardous materials consultancy services in Sydney and NSW.

Occupational Hygienists at K2 Consulting Group are accredited and licenced to undertake asbestos surveys and have completed over 400 projects in Sydney since 2019.

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.

Where is asbestos present in buildings?

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

All asbestos surveys 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, hey, the health risks from asbestos outweigh the benefits by far.

Source: Asbestos Safety Eradication Agency (ASEA), 2021. (ASEA)

How is asbestos survey undertaken?

Our typical asbestos survey involves visiting the property, careful survey of the condition of the material (bonded or friable asbestos), collection of asbestos samples with appropriate sampling techniques and asbestos analysis at a NATA accredited laboratory. All our asbestos survey in Sydney is undertaken in accordance with the WHS Regulation 2017.

After the completion of the asbestos survey, a detailed asbestos report otherwise called the asbestos Hygienist Report is prepared. K2 Consulting Group can complete a comprehensive asbestos survey and prepare a report before the commencement of demolition (pre-demolition surveys) or renovations. Before demolition, a comprehensive pre-demolition survey must be undertaken to avoid any cross-contamination of asbestos to soils and also to minimize any future financial, health and legal risks from accidental discovery or exposure of asbestos to the residents or contractors.

When should asbestos surveys be undertaken?

One must take a preventative and proactive approach when dealing with asbestos. Once the bonded asbestos is damaged and made loose and friable, it is difficult to contain and it travels to other parts of the premises via foot traffic, air movements and material cross-contamination. If you are a person in control of a workplace or premises (PCBU), you should organise for asbestos testing to be undertaken.

The above is only a handful of situations, but there can be many. You can book an inspection with a professional consultant from K2 Consulting Group. Alternatively, send us your samples and we can undertake asbestos testing in Sydney and issue you with a NATA accredited laboratory report.

Who undertakes asbestos testing in Sydney?

Asbestos should always be dealt with extreme care and caution and all asbestos works are recommended to be undertaken by licenced professionals. Asbestos surveys should be undertaken by licenced and trained asbestos professionals such as a Licenced Asbestos Assessor or an Occupational Hygienist. Typically, they have years of experience in undertaking asbestos surveys in various building types and asbestos forms. K2 Consulting Group undertakes asbestos surveys in Sydney and has a team of trained asbestos consultants.

How to choose an asbestos testing company in Sydney?

K2 Enviro Solutions has a team of Occupational Hygienists who are experienced and trained to undertake asbestos inspections and asbestos assessments in residential and commercial premises.

How much does it cost to undertake asbestos testing in Sydney?

We offer a lump sum fee for comprehensive asbestos reports 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 Hazardous Material Surveys?

A person who is in control of the workplace (PCBU) is responsible to have a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) survey completed in the workplace. The HAZMAT surveys are usually undertaken by experienced Occupational Hygienists and the buildings are surveyed for asbestos or ACM, lead (in paint and dust) Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) and Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF). The HAZMAT surveys record the location of hazardous materials and their condition and the extent of the damage if any. It also captures any recommendations on the management of hazardous materials including any abatement methods. Hazmat surveys also capture the condition of asbestos and hence an asbestos register can be incorporated into a HAZMAT survey.

If you are undertaking any development and if your council has requested you to provide a HAZMAT report or an asbestos survey report, our asbestos consultants can assist you.

For asbestos-related workplace health and safety guidance refer to the following documents:

● the code of practice, ‘How to manage and control asbestos in the workplace
● the code of practice, ‘How to safely remove asbestos: Code of practice

We work with reputed asbestos removalists in Sydney and will be happy to put you in touch with trusted and tested asbestos removalists, so rest assured your project can be taken care of by experts. After completion of the asbestos removal works, an asbestos clearance certificate issued by an Occupational Hygienist, or a licenced asbestos assessor shall be obtained by the PCBU before re-occupation of the premises for other normal use. K2 Consulting Group can assist you in undertaking asbestos air monitoring during the asbestos removal process and can issue you with a final asbestos clearance certificate upon completion of the removal in accordance with Clause 474 of WHS Regulation 2017.

K2 Consulting Group – Sydney’s Fastest-Growing Occupational Hygiene Company

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 Hygienist 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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What Are Environmental Assessments for Asbestos in Soils?

Sometimes asbestos fragments are identified in soils from any legacy issues onsite. Asbestos in soil assessment involves various stages and often involves the assessment of soils for the presence or absence of asbestos. When you engage K2 Consulting Group for environmental assessment, we assign this project to an experienced Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) recognised by the NSW EPA and various Councils in NSW. An initial detailed desktop assessment will be undertaken along with a site visit to assess the extent and condition of asbestos in soils (Preliminary Site Assessment or Preliminary Site Investigation).

A soil sampling program will be drafted, and sampling of soils will be undertaken via drilling or test pit method. The soil samples will be assessed for various parameters and a detailed report will be prepared (Detailed Site Assessment or Detailed Site Investigation).

If the presence of asbestos in soils requires remediation of soils, we will guide you through the process where an asbestos removalist will be engaged to remediate asbestos-containing soils and upon completion of all remediation, a validation report will be prepared and issued to the Client.

Our Services

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.

Call Us Today - 1800 523 000

To Discuss Your Site Specific Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Issues.
Our Consultants are qualified Scientists and Engineers with over 10 years of experience in specialized fields and understand the relevant regulations and provide practical solutions.

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