Re-Inspection of Identified ACMs
As part of an asbestos management program, EAPL surveyors can re-inspect previously surveyed properties to update the information held on an Asbestos Register (AR) and within an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP).
Re-inspection schedules can be tailored to your specific requirements which we can establish with you. Where necessary, we can handle discussions with the Workcover/Worksafe on your behalf.
Requirement to Re-inspect
Current WHS & OHS Laws and the national Code of Practice require that the condition of asbestos containing materials (ACM) must be inspected regularly and records updated accordingly. The frequency of the asbestos inspection regime must not exceed 12 months but is dictated by the nature of risk that the ACM poses. The risk is assessed by the type, extent, condition and location of the asbestos.
The condition of ACM can degenerate, weather or suffer accidental damage causing the risks associated with the material to change substantially. Therefore, regardless of any changes, an Asbestos Register must be reviewed annually and revised if necessary, to keep it current.
The national Code of Practice also requires an Asbestos Management Plan to be reviewed regularly, at least every 5 years or earlier depending upon changed circumstances to keep it current.
Flexible Re-Inspection Surveys to Ensure Continued Compliance
EAPL surveyors can re-inspect any previously surveyed property and update the information held.
EAPL can provide this service on a one-off basis or for longer periods of three, five or ten years. The benefits of the longer-term options are:
- advantage of cost certainty that protects your investment
- ensure consistent maintenance of compliance information
As part of our re-inspection services we can incorporate a review of an Asbestos Management Plan, which because of our approach, procedures and checks is not an overly costly or time-consuming task.
- Audit current asbestos records and their format
- Provide a cost and schedule for re-inspection
- Re-inspect sites and update asbestos records in whatever format held
- Advise where there have been any changes to ACM and provide recommendations to manage them
- Ensure the compliance of an asbestos policy, including reviewing an Asbestos Management Plan
- Re-inspect periodically to ensure on-going compliance
EAPL Re-inspections 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)]
- Work, Health and Safety Regulations (2011)
- Occupation Health and Safety Regulations 1996
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 Re-Inspection?
- EAPL is a NATA accredited TYPE A Inspection Body
- EAPL’s Asbestos & HazMat Surveys, Asbestos & HazMat Registers and Asbestos & HazMat Management Plans are NATA endorsed
- EAPL’s Asbestos & HazMat Surveys, Asbestos & HazMat Registers and Asbestos & HazMat Management Plans comply with the 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
EAPL will conduct a free desktop audit to ensure an existing Asbestos Register complies with current regulations.
To organise a desktop audit or arrange an Re-inspection Contact EAPL on: