During an asbestos inspection, Environmental Site services will sample any material suspected of containing asbestos to then be analysed at a NATA-accredited laboratory.
All onsite sampling, bagging, labelling and transporting is undertaken by a competent person in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace [NOHSC: 2018 (2005)].
Laboratory analysis commonly involves Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM) testing with further analysis involving Scanned Electron Microscopy (SEM). Asbestos testing can determine the fibre composition within a material as well as show the presence of other hazardous materials within a sample such as Synthetic Mineral Fibres. To support our Asbestos Registers, all laboratory results are included within to provide further certainty as to the presence of asbestos within certain building materials.