Asbestos Air Monitoring
Asbestos air monitoring is conducted at workplaces or residential demolitions to assess the presence of asbestos fibres in the air at the time of asbestos removal and to ensure that control measures are implemented effectively. It is a cost effective way to ensure peace of mind for you and your neighbours that your local area is not contaminated with asbestos.
Enco Environmental is endorsed by SafeWork SA and other national authorities to carry out asbestos air monitoring and asbestos fibre counting in accordance with the Guidance Note on the Membrane Filter Method for Estimating Airborne Asbestos Fibres 2nd Edition [NOHSC: 3003 (2005)]. Our asbestos Analyst also participate in external programs such as PTA (Proficiency Testing Australia) in order to monitor the counting ability of our asbestos fibre counting analyst.
When do you need Asbestos Air Monitoring?
The liberation of airborne asbestos fibres occurs when asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are damaged or removed. Asbestos air monitoring can provide a quantitative result of the risk and it is prudent that air monitoring be performed when ACM is removed to ensure all control measures are effective.
What Types of Asbestos Air Monitoring is there?
There are several different types of asbestos air monitoring and testing which include the following:
Asbestos exposure air monitoring,
Background asbestos air monitoring,
control monitoring; and
Asbestos exposure air monitoring is the process of testing the air in a workers breathing zone to assess the likelihood of exposure to respirable asbestos fibres. Exposure monitoring and the subsequent testing of the membrane filter is designed to unequivocally evaluate a person’s exposure level in order to compare the results with the national exposure standard.
Background asbestos air monitoring is the process that involves conducting air tests for respirable fibres prior to commencing work which may disturb known asbestos materials.
Control asbestos air monitoring is the testing of respirable airborne asbestos fibres in a work area while the removal work in ongoing. This is done to determine if the control measures in place are effective. The control method is regarded as the most effective way to measure asbestos containing material and monitor for asbestos airborne fibres.
Clearance asbestos air monitoring is a test undertaken to measure the level of airborne asbestos fibres in an area after the removal of asbestos containing materials (ACM). When the level of airborne asbestos fibres is measured as being below 0.01 fibres/mL can the area be cleared for reoccupation. Our asbestos air monitoring process
A typical asbestos air monitoring process with ENCO Environmental is as follows:
Give us a call on
(08) 8272 8273. A consultant will discuss your requirements and provide a quote.
An inspection vehicle will be dispatched to your location.
A Qualified Asbestos Assessor will set up asbestos air monitors around your work site.
At the completion of the sampling period, testing will be done in our laboratory.
All results will be provided within 24 hours of asbestos air monitoring works being conducted.