Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) were manufactured and used extensively throughout all Australian built environments between 1950 and 1980, and some materials continued to be used until the National Asbestos Ban in December 2003. Despite the 2003 Ban, ACMs can still be identified as imported products and materials.
Inhalation of asbestos fibres has been linked to cancer and chronic respiratory disorders, and all states and territories have legislation to minimise exposure risks. For workplaces there are requirements for physical audits to identify ACMs, documenting and risk assessing the presence of asbestos, and ongoing management of in-situ materials.
Where ACMs are disturbed, accidentally or during planned removal works, National legislation sets out requirements for air monitoring and Clearance inspections to confirm areas are safe.
BENSS’ experienced and licensed Asbestos Assessors can provide all asbestos consultancy and related services.
Workplace Asbestos Audits
Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are present in most workplaces and homes ..
Workplace Asbestos Registers
Asbestos Clearance Certificates
Asbestos Air Monitoring
Air monitoring is a useful tool to identify and measure asbestos exposure risks, and in many cases ...