Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Surveys



What does IANZ Accreditation mean?

IANZ is an inspection body who regularly perform audits of our internal process and systems to ensure they are of the highest level of quality.  Every year a selection of our Consultants are assessed by an IANZ Industry Expert to ensure they are working to the highest standards.  Our internal Quality Systems are reviewed annually also to ensure that results are accurate and our processes are being followed.

This is a process that ensures confidence in the quality of our onsite work, our reports and our internal systems.

Are you completing renovations on your home?

If you are thinking of doing some renovations on your property, you need to check for the presence of asbestos before starting the work, especially for properties built, or had renovations, between 1950 and 2000, as they are quite likely to contain some asbestos. 

Chemsafety carries out comprehensive surveys or audits of buildings searching for asbestos products.

Will the sampling damage my house?

Taking an asbestos sample causes damage to the area being sampled.  We need to take a 5cm square sample of the material so there is enough for the analyst to see all layers of the material under the microscope.  The sample areas will be sealed after collection with white tape or an adhesive.

What types of surveys are there?

There are three different levels of survey. 

A Management Survey is where we'll inspect routinely accessible areas of the house and other buildings on the property (including accessible underfloor spaces and roof spaces) to record any potential asbestos containing material.

A Refurbishment Survey which is where we'll inspect all areas of the house and other buildings on the property (including accessible underfloor spaces and roof spaces) specifically relating to the scope of planned refurbishment work and identify any potential asbestos containing materials (ACM's).  The purpose of this investigation is to find ACM that could be disturbed during refurbishment.

A Demolition Survey involves inspecting all the accessible areas of the house and other buildings on the property, and where safe to do so, also destructively investigating (where practical) areas that may contain ACM's.  This may involve exposing parts of the building structure and are therefore completed in unoccupied properties.

What will be in the asbestos survey report?

Our site observations, photographs and sample locations are recorded on our customised tablet app and then our Consultants produce a report tailored to your building site.  The report contains building plans indicating the extent and condition of asbestos materials and note the location of non-asbestos materials that may be confused with asbestos. The written report is backed up with the plans and a clear set of recommendations covering future management of the asbestos and an asbestos register against which future inspections, work, or removal should be recorded.  

Our Consultants hold the internationally recognised qualification from the British Occupational Hygiene Society, IP402 (Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings) and  are available to survey your buildings at any location.  To date we've completed asbestos surveys on vessels out at sea, buildings overseas and many other commercial and residential properties throughout New Zealand.

What our Clients Say

I really appreciated the communication throughout the project especially talking me through what was happening at each stage

Our team are happy to answer questions.

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