Asbestos Air Monitoring
the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2017 require that asbestos jobs which are classed as friable, need to be air monitored. Air Monitoring may also be conducted for works which are non-friable when the removal is taking place in the following circumstances.
- As part of an Asbestos Management Plan or Procedure
- When the removal is being conducted indoors
- When the removal is being conducted in a high traffic, public or sensitive areas e.g. hospitals & schools.
Asbestos air monitoring may also be carried out around the perimeter of removal works to determine whether airborne asbestos fibres are being released from the enclosure or removal area.
The Safety Systems team are specialists in undertaking asbestos air monitoring procedures and recommend performing air monitoring when any asbestos-containing material is being removed, if there is risk to the health of workers or the public.
The Air Monitoring Report should be used to check whether the control procedures in place are satisfactory for the type of work being conducted. At Safety Systems Pty Ltd, all our asbestos filters are analysed by a NATA accredited laboratory.
Para-occupational Air Monitoring
Para-occupational air monitoring is conducted at the perimeter of the work site to identify any elevation in asbestos fibres. This can be used to ensure control measures are satisfactory and workers, contractors or the public are not being exposed to asbestos fibres.
Clearance Air Monitoring
Clearance Air Monitoring is undertaken inside the removal area and is required for all friable removals. The results must be acquired and below the exposure standard before re-entering the work site or removing the enclosure.