Specialist Asbestos & Hazardous Materials
Consulting Services in Sydney and NSW

HazMat Inspection covering Asbestos, Lead Paint/Dust, Synthetic Mineral Fibre,
Polychlorinated Biphenyls & Ozone Depleting Substances

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Types of Hazardous Materials Consulting Services

What are Hazardous Building Materials?

Hazardous materials (HazMat) in building construction are known as hazardous building materials. These include:

  • Asbestos containing materials (ACM)
  • Lead paint and lead dust
  • Synthetic mineral fibre (SMF)
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Ozone depleting substances (ODSs)

Our hazardous materials consultants provide the following but not limited to the below hazmat services:

Hazardous Materials Inspections

Hazardous materials inspections covering all or nominated hazardous building materials (asbestos, lead paint / lead dust, SMF, PCBs and ODSs).

Hazardous Materials Surveys

Hazardous materials surveys of buildings and structures at the site. It could be in part building or entire building.

Hazardous Materials Surveys

Hazardous materials surveys of buildings and structures at the site. It could be in part building or entire building.

Hazardous Materials Testing

The hazardous materials testing includes onsite sampling and analysis by NATA accredited laboratory.

Hazardous Materials Reports and Hazmat Registers

Hazardous materials report in comprehensive format is compiled which includes a hazardous materials register.

Hazardous Materials Removal Project Management & Removal Specifications

We can project manage the safe and compliant removal of hazardous materials from the site and prepare hazardous materials removal specifications and plans.

Hazardous Materials Clearance Inspections, Clearance Testing & Clearance Reports

Our occupational hygiene consultants provide clearance testing and clearance air monitoring for asbestos and lead, asbestos clearance certificates and lead clearance reports.

Hazardous Materials Air Monitoring

Air monitoring for the assessment or removal of asbestos, synthetic mineral fibre (SMF), lead and other hazardous air contaminants.

Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Awareness Training

Our certified occupational hygienists deliver asbestos awareness training, lead awareness training and hazardous materials awareness training.

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A floor with a dirty box, ready for Hazmat Inspection.
A room is currently undergoing a Hazmat Inspection as it is being built, with a focus on ensuring proper insulation and pipe installation.

Legislative Requirements Applicable to Hazardous Materials in Buildings

The Work Health and Safety Regulation and the Code of Practice “How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace” require all buildings constructed prior to 31 December 2003 and operating as a workplace to have an Asbestos Register and Asbestos Management Plan. Australian Standard AS2601 Demolition of Structures requires that the structures and all parts of the site to be examined in order to determine the presence of hazardous materials before commencement of any renovation or demolition. Identified hazardous building materials must be removed under controlled condition prior to disturbance. Local Councils require an asbestos inspection and hazardous materials inspection and a submission of an Asbestos Survey Report (asbestos register) or Hazardous Materials Survey Report (hazardous materials register) for buildings constructed prior to 1990 as part of a Development Application (DA) documentation. The WHS Regulation require that removal of asbestos is undertaken in accordance with the Code of Practice “How to Safely Remove Asbestos”. Other applicable Standards, codes and guidelines:

  • Australian Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Code of Good Practice Set. HB 40 Set-2005
  • Australia and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC), Polychlorinated Biphenyls Management Plan
  • Australia and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC), Identification of PCB – Containing Capacitors
  • Australian Commonwealth Government – Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
  • Australian Standard AS4361.2-2017 Guide to hazardous paint management, Part 2: Lead paint in residential, public and commercial buildings
  • Australian Standard AS 4361.1—2017 Guide to hazardous paint management Lead and other hazardous metallic pigments in industrial applications
  • National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC), Control of Inorganic Lead at Work: National Standard, 1012 – 1994
  • National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC), Guidance Note on the Membrane Filter Method for Estimating Airborne Asbestos Fibres 2nd Edition, 3003 – 2005
  • National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC), National Standard and National Code of Practice for Synthetic Mineral Fibre – May 1990
  • National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC), National Code of Practice for the Control and Safe Use of Inorganic Lead at Work, 2015 – 1994.

SESA Hazardous Materials Consultants

SESA provides specialist asbestos and hazardous materials consulting services in Sydney, NSW and travel all over Australia and overseas as required. Our qualified and experienced occupational hygiene, asbestos and hazmat consultants hold memberships with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and are Licensed Asbestos Assessors and undertake all work as required by legislation. SESA asbestos and hazardous materials consultants undertake all services in accordance with internal procedures strictly compliant with codes, standards and SESA quality management system.

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