K2 Consulting Group is a team of highly competent, licensed, and experienced asbestos consultants with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Our consultants have undertaken works in residential, commercial and industrial sectors and are committed to assisting our clients in managing their asbestos-related problems.
What is an asbestos inspection?
An asbestos inspection involves a thorough survey of the premises for the presence of asbestos-containing materials. The inspection will involve a survey of building materials, sample collection, assessment of health risks that the materials may pose and development of a management strategy.
Can my builder undertake this testing?
Asbestos is a carcinogen, and if not managed well, the health, financial and legal ramifications can be huge. All asbestos-related advice should be given by a licensed asbestos consultant such as a licensed asbestos assessor or an occupational hygienist approved by the state government.
The advice must be unbiased and independent of the interest of the stakeholders. Hiring an asbestos consultant can cost extra, but the cost of poor management of asbestos can be very expensive.
Is your building (house) inspection report reliable?
There are over 100 types of materials that can contain asbestos and hence asbestos surveys are recommended to be undertaken by a licensed and experienced asbestos consultant. A licensed asbestos assessor typically has years of experience in undertaking asbestos assessments and is considered reliable and competent. A building inspection company may lack the necessary skills and experience to identify and advice about asbestos.
How much does an asbestos inspection cost?
The cost of an asbestos inspection can vary and that will be based on the amount of time our consultant spends on-site and the number of samples collected for analysis.
Generally, inspections undertaken at a cheaper cost can miss out on things, for example, materials that can potentially contain asbestos will be presumed instead of undergoing a laboratory analysis as the person offering a cheaper quote may not want to analyse all the samples, which will increase their cost. Typically, an inaccurate or insufficient survey can end up being expensive due to additional work that will be required at a later date. We recommend engaging a good and competent company to undertake the work; of course, good things come at a certain cost.
Residential asbestos inspection – what is involved?
Our residential inspection process involves inspection of all visible and accessible locations, collecting representative samples as required, undertaking a risk assessment, and providing conclusions and recommendations. We recommend that you undertake an asbestos inspection to ensure that asbestos in your premises is in a safe and sound condition, so you do not compromise your family’s health.
We highly recommend that any house refurbishment or complete demolition projects should undergo detailed asbestos surveys before the commencement of the project to avoid surprises.
What if asbestos is identified during the survey?
If asbestos is identified during the survey, the asbestos consultant will collect representative samples and analyse the samples in a NATA-accredited laboratory. Asbestos testing will identify the type of asbestos in the buildings, its conditions and the risks involved.
What is a NATA-accredited laboratory?
Laboratories undertaking asbestos testing go through a rigorous process to obtain accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). A NATA-accredited asbestos laboratory means it is formally recognised to undertake asbestos testing and reporting of sample data.
At K2 Consulting Group we have undertaken hundreds of asbestos inspections and we are reliable. If you would like to discuss your project, contact us on 1800 523 000 for a confidential chat.