Asbestos in Buildings – Asbestos products were used in many New Zealand houses and buildings built between 1940 and 1990 including in roofing, cladding, walls, floors, textured ceilings and other building materials.
Risks posed by Asbestos:
Exposure to asbestos can cause serious adverse health effects, including death. Asbestos can cause asbestosis (lung disease) and lung cancer when inhaled.
Asbestos Surveying and Sampling:
The purpose of an asbestos survey is to locate asbestos-containing materials. The type of survey required depends on whether asbestos-containing materials are likely to remain in situ, or will need to be removed prior to refurbishment or demolition. An asbestos survey is also a crucial tool for building a strong asbestos management plan.
Asbestos surveying is best done by qualified surveyors who are experienced and knowledgeable of building materials to ensure the right sampling and recording techniques are applied to prevent incorrect results or cross-contamination of samples. Asbestos survey reports must be easy to read, accurate and informative, and we strive to ensure all information is communicated clearly to you.
Gusto Property Solutions Ltd:
Steve Hutton holds International Proficiency Certificate in IP402 – Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings issued by BOHS and can provide you with up-to-date advice on surveying and sampling asbestos containing materials, management plans and your legislative obligations.
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