What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals composed of thin, needle-like fibers. Exposure to asbestos causes several cancers and diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Asbestos In NZ
Materials containing asbestos were widely used in building construction in New Zealand from the 1930s until the mid-1980s. Production of ACMs continued into the 1980s, as manufacturers used up their stock following a ban on the import of raw asbestos from 1984.
Surveys and Management
In addition to the general duties to manage workplace health and safety risk under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the Health and Safety in Employment (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 impose specific duties in relation to the management of asbestos in the workplace.
A Management Survey is our standard survey: Its purpose is to locate so far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) in a building.
Refurbishment and Demolition Survey
A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place.
Asbestos Survey Report
The survey report is a record of the information collected at a particular time on the presence and condition of ACMs. It will contain the information and data that will be used to prepare the risk assessment and management plan.