Hazardous materials may be found within buildings or structures that pose a significant risk to the health of the occupants. Hazardous materials include but are not limited to:
- Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
- Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF)
- Polychlorinated Biphenyl’s (PCB)
- Lead Paint and Dust
- Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
A Hazardous Materials Survey (HazMat Survey) is a systematic inspection of buildings and structures for materials likely to be hazardous to health, workers, building occupants or the environment.
HazMat Surveys are required to:
- Meet occupational health and safety legislative requirements to protect workers and building occupiers from hazardous materials
- Meet legislative requirements for the register and management of asbestos in the workplace under existing OHS Legislation as well as the model Work, Health and Safety Act & Regulations
- To comply with the hazardous materials auditing procedure (clause 1.6) of the AS 2601 Demolition of Structures
- In response to workplace concerns
- Meet development approval
- Meet General Due Diligence
- Meet Environmental Due diligence
EAPL Hazardous Material Surveys (HazMat Surveys) are NATA endorsed and produced in accordance with the requirements of:
- AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17020:2013 for the inspection of hazardous materials including asbestos.
- National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces [NOHSC:2018(2005)]
- Occupation Health and Safety Regulations 1996
- AS 2601 Demolition of Structures
- Guidelines for the Assessment, Remediation and Management of Asbestos- Contaminated Sites in Western Australia – May 2009
- Department of Environment (DEC), Contaminated Sites Management Series (2001-2010)
- National Environmental Protection (Assessment of Site contamination) Measure (2013)
Assurance of Quality
For the purposes of inspection, EAPL is a Type A Inspection Body: i.e. not linked to any party directly involved in design, manufacture, ownership, use or maintenance of the establishments it surveys.
As an additional assurance of service quality, as well as NATA accreditation to ISO 17025 & 17020, EAPL’s Integrated Management System is also accredited to the following Australian and international standards:
- Quality: AS/NZS ISO 9001: 2008
- Health and Safety: AS/NZS 4801: 2001 and OHSAS 18001: 2007
- Environmental: AS/NZS ISO 14001: 2004
Accredited for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020
Why Choose Emission Assessments (EAPL) to carry out your HazMat Survey?
- EAPL is a NATA accredited TYPE A Inspection Body
- EAPL’s HazMat Surveys, HazMat Registers and HazMat Management Plans are NATA endorsed
- EAPL’s Asbestos Surveys, Asbestos Registers and Asbestos Management Plans comply with the current National Code of Practice and Chapter 8 of the model Work, Health and Safety Regulations (2011).
- EAPL’s reports are presented in easily understood format
- EAPL is a NATA accredited testing facility for Asbestos Fibre Counting and Asbestos Fibre Identification in materials and soil
- EAPL holds $10m of professional indemnity insurance & $20m of public liability insurance
To organise a desktop audit or arrange a HazMat Survey Contact EAPL on: