In 2006, several passenger terminals within a metropolitan transport system had building materials, which were thought to be asbestos containing materials. The Public Transport provider reacted by closing disturbed areas suspected of containing asbestos materials to protect staff and passengers. This allowed each area to be assessed by experienced asbestos safety professionals.
Getex were on site sampling and issuing reports to the Public Transport provider’s management team. The availability of Getex to deploy rapid response asbestos safety advice enabled the staff of the Public Transport provider to assess the risk of asbestos exposure to staff and the public as a matter of priority.
Getex designed the Getex Urgent Response Strategy (GURS) to enable organisations such as the Public Transport provider to return to normal operations with minimal disruption.
In 2006, Getex completed surveys of over 60 public transport infrastructure assets, including terminals, yards, and communications rooms, for asbestos and lead materials.
Getex provided the following services for the Public Transport provider:
- Labelled all identified asbestos materials
- Prepared asbestos removal control plans for over 20 sites
- Provided project management and supervision of asbestos and lead removal/treatment contractors
- Completed airborne asbestos air monitoring
- Provided final clearance inspection and sign off on completion of works