Get An Asbestos Check
Worried about asbestos in your home? Exposure to asbestos is the single biggest cause of death from work-related disease in New Zealand.
Asbestos, a minute fibre invisible to the naked eye, was mixed with many building materials and used in most older houses in New Zealand. The only way to be sure a material doesn’t contain asbestos is to have it tested by a qualified laboratory. To keep suspect materials safe, samples should be taken by a properly trained and accredited asbestos inspector.
You can only assess the risk in your home if you have the right information. We provide accurate, expert advice and we are fully independent of all asbestos disposal companies.
Don’t take risks with asbestos.
If you have any doubts, seek advice and get an asbestos check.
As the building or home owner you have a responsibility to protect any tradesperson from exposure to asbestos fibres. You are obliged to check, just to be sure.
As of April 2018, landlords must also have an asbestos management plan in place which includes a register of all materials potentially containing asbestos. We can undertake an asbestos check for you. Following the guidelines and requirements set out by WorkSafe NZ, we can prepare a registry of all ACMs (asbestos containing materials).
If you’re renovating or demolishing a building you must always inform all tradespeople if your home contains, or might contain, asbestos. You need to ensure repair work can be undertaken safely or that asbestos removal is performed competently and in accordance with Health and Safety requirements.