Asbestos air monitoring tests for respirable asbestos fibres in the air, , performed by Safe Environments , assist in assessing exposure and the effectiveness of control measures. This is generally undertaken where asbestos containing products are in a poor condition, potentially liberating asbestos fibres into the air, or where asbestos containing materials are being removed.
Differing types of asbestos testing on offer from Safe Environments:
Background asbestos air monitoring:
- This type of asbestos testing involves testing the air for respirable fibres prior to work which may disturb known asbestos materials
- This asbestos testing system may be conducted to determine if other fibres may be present in the air
- Exposure asbestos air monitoring tests assess the air in a person's breathing zone to to determine a person's likely exposure to respirable asbestos fibres
- Exposure monitoring and testing is designed to reliably estimate the person's exposure, so that it may be compared with the national exposure standard
- Control asbestos air monitoring involves testing the air to measure the level of respirable airborne asbestos fibres in an area during work on asbestos containing materials
- Control monitoring is designed to test the effectiveness of control measures while work or removals is undertaken on asbestos containing materials
- This form of asbestos testing tests the air to measure the level of airborne asbestos fibres in an area following work or removal of asbestos containing materials.
- An area is ‘cleared' when the level of airborne asbestos fibres is measured as being below 0.01 fibres/mL