Waikato Asbestos – Asbestos Management Consultancy, Hamilton NZ

Providing you with accurate impartial advice, on the management of the asbestos risk within a workplace or a home.

Waikato Asbestos, is an occupational health and safety consultancy with expertise in the management of the risks arising from asbestos.

Our principal – John Mayne, has considerable knowledge and experience in the identification of asbestos in buildings and in the management of health and safety risks including asbestos.

Our mission is to provide clients with accurate impartial advice, on the management of the asbestos risk within a workplace or a home.

Surveys are carried out in accordance with BOHS IP402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies to meet the recommendations of WorkSafe Good Practice Guidelines for Conducting Asbestos Surveys (2016).

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What is Asbestos

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.

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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.

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Asbestos Management and Surveying

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Waikato Asbestos specialises in carrying out surveys to help clients make an informed decision on managing the asbestos risk in their workplace, by providing accurate information about the location, amount and condition of the asbestos and help clients decide if remedial action is required.

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