As a result of the health risks associated with asbestos, the use of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in construction is now heavily regulated. In Brisbane, if ACM is found during a construction project, work must stop immediately and an asbestos inspection must be carried out to assess the risk.
Asbestos inspections are conducted by our trained and certified Brisbane asbestos professionals. The Irwin Asbestos team will assess the type and amount of ACM present, as well as the condition of the material and the potential for exposure. Once the inspection is complete, our professional asbestos inspector will provide a report with their findings and recommendations.
If ACM is found to be present and poses a risk of exposure, there are a number of options for dealing with it. The material may need to be removed, or it may be possible to seal or enclose it to prevent exposure. In some cases, it may be possible to leave the ACM in place and take steps to minimise the risk of exposure.
Whatever the course of action, it is important to remember that asbestos is a serious health hazard and should be treated as such. If you suspect that there may be ACM present on your construction site, do not hesitate to contact our qualified asbestos professionals so we can conduct an inspection.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in a variety of construction materials for many years. It is known for its strength and resistance to heat and chemicals, which is why it was used so widely in the past. However, asbestos is also a known carcinogen, and exposure to it can lead to a number of serious health problems, including mesothelioma.
If you think your home may contain asbestos, it is important to have it inspected by a trained professional. Contact us today to arrange your inspection.