Airsafe is New South Wales’ most experienced asbestos consultancy. We offer NATA accredited asbestos testing and inspection services to businesses throughout the Central Coast and Newcastle. We have great working relationships with the area’s best asbestos removal contractors, and can recommend someone reliable who won’t cut corners.
Asbestos in the Central Coast & Newcastle
As in most places in Australia, commercial buildings in the Central Coast and Newcastle contain huge amounts of asbestos. Some of the most common places where asbestos can be found in commercial buildings are:
- bituminous waterproofing membranes
- asbestos millboard within heat exchangers of air conditioner ducting
- friable insulation in wall or floor penetrations
- ceiling tiles
- window putty (mastics)
- sprayed asbestos on building soffits as sound or fire proofing
- linings of brakes in lift motor rooms
- sprayed asbestos on spandrel panel brackets
- asbestos pipe lagging on hot water pipes
- asbestos grout between sandstone bricks externally
- asbestos corrugated or saw-tooth roofing
- beneath carpets and vinyl floor coverings
- fire doors
You may have trouble finding an asbestos consultant locally with enough expertise to handle the complex legal, health and productivity issues that commercial businesses face when dealing with asbestos.
But don’t worry: at Airsafe, we offer our services to businesses anywhere in the Central Coast and Newcastle region. We know the region well, and in more than twenty years in the asbestos industry, we’ve helped businesses from Gosford to Erina, Wyong to Newcastle. If you need urgent help, we can have a consultant on site the same day.
Asbestos surveys for Central Coast & Newcastle commercial properties
If you do a Google search for asbestos surveys in the Central Coast or Newcastle, you might come across ads for low-priced commercial asbestos surveys. These offers might be tempting, but discount surveys often represent poor value in the long run. At Airsafe, we often find ourselves having to re-survey buildings when previous asbestos audits have been declared inadequate by council, SafeWork or unions.
What makes us different from the discount operators? First, all our inspectors are asbestos experts with tertiary qualifications and extensive experience. We’ve been working with asbestos for over 20 years, and our staff know what they’re doing. Airsafe’s asbestos and hazardous material survey reports are regarded throughout the industry as rigorous and trustworthy.
Second, at Airsafe we have our own asbestos testing laboratory, accredited by NATA. That means that unlike some of our competitors, we don’t try to cut corners by testing fewer samples than necessary.
Get a quick quote for an asbestos survey for a commercial building in the Central Coast or Newcastle.
Asbestos testing – Central Coast & Newcastle
If you think you may have found asbestos at your workplace, you can get a sample tested by Airsafe quickly and easily, for only $99 per sample (including GST). Our NATA accredited laboratory uses the latest scientific techniques to give you a definitive answer, fast.
How to collect a sample for asbestos testing.
Note: We realise it may be difficult to transport a sample from the Central Coast or Newcastle to our Balmain laboratory. Please contact us on (02) 9555 9034 to make alternative arrangements if necessary. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you over the phone whether a sample is or isn’t asbestos.
Asbestos removal – Central Coast & Newcastle
If you have asbestos that needs to be removed, it’s crucial for your safety and peace of mind to engage a reliable asbestos removal contractor who won’t cut corners.
Airsafe has over 20 years of experience with asbestos. Over that time, we’ve worked with virtually every asbestos removal contractor in NSW. We know which contractors take the proper precautions, and which to avoid. Call us on (02) 9555 9034 and we’ll be happy to recommend a reliable asbestos removal contractor who services the Central Coast or Newcastle.
To keep your staff, contractors and the general public safe, it’s crucial to have air monitoring in place during asbestos removal, or following any accidental exposure to asbestos. Even a non-friable kind of asbestos (like fibro), can become friable if it gets damaged or broken. Once that happens, air monitoring becomes a legal requirement. Instead of taking the risk, it’s best to have air monitoring in place from the beginning. The additional cost is minor.
The law states that you must also have an asbestos clearance inspection and report completed at the end of asbestos removal or clean-up works.
Call Airsafe on (02) 9555 9034 to organise air monitoring or a clearance inspection. We can also take charge of your entire asbestos abatement process, managing outside contractors and making sure all legal obligations are met.
Asbestos emergencies in the Central Coast & Newcastle
Have you found something on your premises that you think could be asbestos?
Don’t worry – wherever you are in the Central Coast or Newcastle, Airsafe can have an asbestos consultant out to you within a couple of hours.
Our consultant will assess the situation, give you the right advice about the best course of action, collect samples for testing if needed, and place air monitoring equipment to ensure workers are safe and the immediate environment is clear of airborne asbestos.
Just call Airsafe on (02) 9555 9034 for rapid response in an emergency.
Council requirements on asbestos – Central Coast & Newcastle
Each council in the region has a page containing advice and requirements about dealing with asbestos: