Meet Legislative Requirements, with an Asbestos Audit in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or Throughout Queensland
Asbestos audits are a necessary fact of life for businesses operating in older buildings. Used frequently in construction during the middle of the 20th century, asbestos containing materials (or ACMs) pose a major health risk to anyone who comes into contact with them. Businesses working out of more recently constructed offices or spaces are less likely to encounter asbestos.
However, if your building was completed between 1940 and the early 1980s, there is a good chance that builders used at least some ACMs on the project. To do your due diligence and protect your employees and customers, then, an asbestos audit on Queensland is a must.
Finding the Right Asbestos Auditor in Queensland
If you are searching for an asbestos auditor in Queensland or Brisbane, the first thing you need to realise is that not just anyone can perform an inspection for ACMs. There is a range of different legislative requirements that stipulate who can perform asbestos audits or deliver asbestos reports for different properties. These rules, laid forth by both the Federal and state governments, require strict compliance.
The primary national legislative requirements that have to do with asbestos inspectors in Australia are laid forth in the Work Health Safety Regulations, abbreviated WHS. These regulations establish training and competency standards that all asbestos specialists—including auditors and removal specialists—must meet to work legally in this field. Also on a national level, Safe Work Australia have ‘model codes of practice’ designed to tell businesses how to manage and control asbestos in the workplace.
In addition to the WHS and Safe Work Australia regulations, the asbestos audit company you choose to hire in Brisbane or on the Sunshine Coast must also meet state regulations laid forth by the Queensland government. Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 document includes a lengthy chapter on asbestos, including guidance on the management, monitoring, removal or demolition of asbestos or ACMs.
At SAES, or Safe Air Environmental Services, we offer asbestos auditing services on the Sunshine Coast, in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. Perhaps more importantly for you, we are a well-established company that works in accordance with all state and Federal regulations and guidelines. We are familiar and compliant with the national WHS regulations, the Work Safe Australia codes of practice and the Queensland Work Health and Safety Regulation of 2011. Our accordance with all Australian and Queensland standards, along with our 15+ years of experience in the occupational health and safety industry, are the top reasons you should trust us as your asbestos auditor in Brisbane.
Though we focus most of our services on the southeast corner of Queensland, SAES is also willing to provide fly-in or fly-out services in other parts of the state or even on an interstate basis. We have done asbestos auditing in NSW, Victoria and other states, and are familiar with the regional legislative requirements on the books in those states as well.
Make an appointment for an asbestos audit today, by calling SAES on 61 7 3311 5622.