RANDWICK, AUSTRALIA, May 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In Australia air monitoring is mandatory (Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007) when removing asbestos and any material containing asbestos. The air must be monitored by certified professionals and the area to be monitored should include inside and the surrounding areas. This Asbestos air monitoring during asbestos removal must be carried out immediately before, during and after the removal.
Why air quality must be monitored during asbestos removal
Air monitoring is mandatory because at time of removing old asbestos sheets and material containing asbestos, dust is released into the air. Anyone not wearing air filter masks (especially those working or residing in nearby areas), risks inhaling fine asbestos dust. This dust is absorbed into the lungs and can cause long-term severe health complications.
Health issues apart, it makes sense to monitor the air because the Asbestos indoor air quality testing records will be your only protection against lawsuits brought by people claiming that their health was affected because of the asbestos removal work that was conducted at your business or residential premise.
A licensed Asbestos Assessor will:
- Aid in the assessment of risk involved in handling asbestos,
- Evaluate control measures when removing asbestos,
- Provide clearance for an asbestos removals site to be deemed fit for re-occupancy and,
- Estimate exposure to employees and people within a certain area.
A professional, team like JMB Environmental Consulting (jmbec.com.au), is trained in monitoring air quality during the installation and removal of asbestos and providing NATA accredited results.
How to Find Commercial & Residential asbestos audits Company in Sydney Australia
The answer to the above question lies in asking ourselves the question - who can carry out air monitoring during the removal of friable asbestos?
In Australia, only an independent licensed asbestos assessor (such as JMB Environmental Risk management and Consulting), can carry out are air monitoring and clearance inspections. Only such licensed asbestos assessors can issue a clearance certificate. They can also recommend the appropriate and experienced ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLANS contractor.
When searching for ASBESTOS REGISTERS and Environmental Risk assessment in Sydney Australia, you can also look out for experienced professional hygienist who has attained the VET course for asbestos assessors. These professionals would be competent to conduct air monitoring for asbestos fibres.
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