Asbestos Air Monitoring

If you are planning a renovation that involves asbestos products, asbestos air testing is a must. Our licensed and trained professionals carry out asbestos air monitoring at all project stages. Upon the completion of the project, we will provide an Asbestos Clearance Certificate.

Asbestos air monitoring Perth

Rapid Asbestos Removals Perth is fully licensed and trained to conduct asbestos air monitoring. We offer asbestos air monitoring for both residential asbestos removal projects and commercial asbestos removal projects. If you are planning a renovation where asbestos contained products are present, it’s important that you hire a certified asbestos removal and disposal company to remove and monitor the air for airborne asbestos fibres during and after the removal.

What is asbestos air monitoring?

Asbestos air monitoring involves testing the concentration of asbestos fibres within the air. By performing asbestos air monitoring, we can assess exposure levels and the effectiveness of the control measures we implemented. This ensures that all workers and the nearby public are not exposed to harmful amounts of asbestos fibres.

Asbestos air monitoring requires specialised equipment and training, both onsite and in the laboratory. We use the latest NATA approved monitoring equipment. As an independent licensed asbestos assessor, we ensure that we exceed the strict Worksafe WA regulations.

Why do you need air monitoring services?

Asbestos is considered friable if it can be crumbled and reduced to powder through hand pressure. Fibrous asbestos is usually present in asbestos-containing materials in poor condition or when asbestos-containing material is removed. In cases that friable asbestos fibres are present, air monitoring during friable asbestos removal is a legal requirement in Australia and must be carried out in the asbestos removal area by a competent asbestos assessor/hygienist. Even in the case of removing non-friable asbestos fibres, we still recommend hiring a professional.

Different factors such as the type of asbestos, location (inside or outside), and the asbestos’s position can affect air monitoring requirements. At Rapid Asbestos Removals, we can tailor our asbestos air monitoring plan to suit the scope of the work and the type and condition of the asbestos-containing material.

Our Perth asbestos air monitoring services

If you live in Perth and plan on having asbestos contained materials removed, it is essential that air monitoring is employed to keep yourself and others safe. We perform the following monitoring types:

  • Background Asbestos Air Monitoring: This test is performed prior to commencing work. Monitoring the air and estimating airborne asbestos fibres before removal involves testing the air for fibres and allowing the correct controls to be put in place before any disruption is made.
  • Control Asbestos Air Monitoring: Control monitoring is done during the asbestos removal. Control Air Monitoring allows us to measure the effectiveness of the control measures we have in place.
  • Exposure Asbestos Air Monitoring: Exposure monitoring also happens during the removal process. It involves taking regular samples to assess the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres. We take the results of these samples and compare them to the national exposure standards.
  • Clearance Asbestos Air Monitoring: This test occurs after removing the asbestos-containing material and ensures the space is safe. A site is deemed safe when the airborne fibres present are below 0.01fibres/ml. Following this testing, we will provide an Asbestos Clearance Certificate as proof that the area is now safe to reoccupy.

Frequently asked questions

It is a legal requirement that all asbestos samples be tested at a NATA accredited laboratory in Australia. At Rapid, we send our samples to be tested by an independent NATA accredited laboratory.

Air monitoring is required at all stages of asbestos removal, before, during and after the removal. The stages of asbestos air monitoring are:

  • Background Asbestos Air Monitoring
  • Control Asbestos Air Monitoring
  • Clearance Asbestos Air Monitoring

Need a certified asbestos removal contractor?

Here at Rapid Asbestos Removals, we are committed to getting the job done to the highest possible standard and charge competitive pricing for all our services. We understand that asbestos is a dangerous material and you only want the most qualified and experienced company to carry out the work.