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Safe Environments attain NATA accreditation for asbestos Inspections

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Safe Environments  recently attained accreditation by NATA (accreditation No: 17139) as a Type A Inspection body for the inspection of asbestos. NATA provides independent assurance of technical competence of best practice industry experts.

Safe Environments demonstrates competence and high level of quality throughout, complying with the requirements of AS/NZS ISO.IEC 17020 (2000) General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection for the inspection of asbestos materials.

The asbestos inspection reports and management plans are produced in accordance with the requirements of the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces [NOHSC:2018(2005)].

The asbestos inspection team are highly qualified and Safe Environments aims to achieve a high level of quality and customer care for all clients. In addition, Safe Environments’ also has asbestos consultants with Class A Asbestos Licence for all asbestos work conducted within the ACT as required by law.

This type of accreditation signifies that the inspection is of high quality and the inspectors have undergone thorough training and quality assurance procedures.

Safe Environments’ asbestos inspections are considered to be in line with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) document Methods for Determination of Hazardous Substances (MDHS) 100.

Three types of asbestos inspections accredited by NATA are undertaken by Safe Environments including: 

  • Type 1 - Location and assessment asbestos inspections (presumptive asbestos inspections) 
  • Type 2 - Location and assessment asbestos inspections (sampling asbestos inspections)
  • Type 3 - Full access sampling and identification asbestos inspections (pre demolition/major refurbishment asbestos inspections)
Based on the results of the asbestos inspection, a management plan which complies with the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces [NOHSC:2018(2005)] is developed and accredited by NATA.

For those having an asbestos inspection should ensure that they are accredited for inspections, not just testing.

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