Buying a new house or renovating? At Vision Building
Reports, we provide thorough asbestos testing to ensure the property is safe.
Even a small exposure to asbestos can cause respiratory issues, so having the
property tested for asbestos is the best way to ensure you and your family will
have peace of mind. Our testing methods are detailed, effective and in
compliance with current Australian standards.
Asbestos is Common
in Most Buildings Built Before the 1970’s. Asbestos has not been used in domestic
building materials since the 1980’s but it was not until 31 December 2003 that
asbestos and all products containing asbestos were banned throughout Australia.
The ban does not apply to asbestos installed prior to this date (e.g. asbestos
It is therefore
held that if your home was built or renovated before 1990, it is likely that it
contains some form of asbestos building product - most likely asbestos cement
Our company only
tests asbestos. We do not remove asbestos so when you have an inspection by
Vision Building Reports you can be assured that we are acting in your best
Asbestos Testing and Written Report
All our samples are
laboratory tested under the NATA specifications and you are provided with a
certified written report.
Insured Asbestos Testing
Reports Inspections are licensed and insured asbestos testers.
What Parts of Your Building
May Contain Asbestos?
Asbestos is a very
hardy material, so it was used in a great deal of common building materials
including floor and ceiling tiles; roofing; paneling; wall sheeting; building
insulation; electrical insulation materials; plumbing insulation such as
“lagging” on pipes, cement and coating products; heat-resistant fabrics and
many other applications too.
Why Have Your
Building Tested for Asbestos if You’re Buying or Renovating
Asbestos is at it’s
most dangerous when it is airborne and it becomes airborne when it is disturbed
by someone repairing or renovating the area that contains asbestos. If you
intend to buy a home then you will probably renovate and certainly repair that
building at some stage in the future. If you are not aware of the presence of
asbestos, you may not be able to do what you would like to do with the new
building or else incur huge and unknown costs removing the asbestos.
Why is Asbestos a
Prohibited Material in Australia?
Asbestos is unsafe
and potentially fatal in the long term. Crushed, pulverised or powdered
asbestos can easily become airborne and enter the body through inhalation and
the damage is irreversible.
Asbestos has been
proven to contribute to the development of several severe health conditions
including Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and associated lung problems.
Information on Safe Handling
information about the safe handling of asbestos please follow these links.
AND MANAGEMENT PLANS
In addition to
asbestos testing, Vision Building Reports also offers asbestos registers and
management plans for business owners and workplace managers.
comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Acts and their related
Regulations, in their State. Work safety authorities in each state have issued
Compliance Codes to provide practical guidance to those who have duties or
obligations under the OHS Act and Regulations, in particular persons with
management control of workplaces.
These Codes generally
advise on the responsibilities of workplace managers, including how to safely
manage and arrange for the safe removal of asbestos in the workplace.
about the requirements of Managers of Workplaces can be found at: http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/