Tony Bird

Tony Bird
Senior Asbestos Consultant
BOHS IP402 Asbestos Surveyor


DDI:03 962 0358
Mobile:027 389 3758


Tony has been an Asbestos Consultant at Chemsafety since 2015.  He came to us after realising his work as a welder was affecting his health.  He went back to school to study a Bachelor in Applied Science as an adult student and then took the opportunity to build a career helping others in industry to stay health & safe.

Tony's previous experience means he understands the process our clients are undertaking and he's able to offer practical advise and solutions to their occupational hygiene problems.  He's also approachable and easy to talk too which means he's able to talk through issues with all key stakeholders.

As an Occupational Hygienist Tony specialises in our asbestos services. Competing large scale projects for industrial sites, including clearance monitoring and surveying.  Tony holds the British Occupational Hygiene Societies P402 (Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings) qualification.  .

  • IP402 Certified Asbestos Surveyor
  • Licensed WorkSafe NZ Asbestos Assessor
  • Experience in Industrial Environment Monitoring
  • KTP Asbestos Analyst for Fibre Counting
  • IANZ Authorised Signatory for Inspection Body Accreditation

Client Story

There to Help

Our clients were demolishing multiple large industrial complexes in a remote area on the South Island's West Coast over an extended time frame.  Before demolition began we provided the client with the appropriate asbestos surveys detailing where all the asbestos containing materials was located.  This enabled the demolition contractor to proceed with the demo in a safe & efficient manner, whilst keeping within legislative framework.

While the demolition was in progress we routinely traveled from Christchurch to undertake surveillance monitoring and clearance inspections to ensure that the demolition works and general environment remained safe from asbestos fibres.  With a licensed Asbestos Assessor onsite regularly, the client and removalist were able to have expert advise available as and when they needed it.  This meant the works were delivered ahead of schedule.  The client also had confidence that the work were being undertaken was to the required standard.


  • New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS)