Work Health and Safety legislation regulates the management and control of asbestos in the workplace.

A person in charge of a business (PCBU) has a duty of care to ensure the working environment is as safe as it can possibly be for all persons onsite, including employees, visitors, customers and contractors.

Any commercial property that was built before 1990 should have a current asbestos register and management plan in place if ACM has been identified or assumed to be in the building. 

If you are buying or selling and have reason to believe asbestos may be present, contact us for a quote to audit, take samples, have them NATA laboratory tested and report on the findings. 

We can provide legislation-compliant register and management plan documentation, signage and stickers to indicate those areas of ACM, and if your premises is all clear of asbestos we’ll provide a comprehensive report to remain onsite so that no further audits are required.*

Residential & Commercial

Early consultation and identification of ACM can allow for more options to minimise the risks of asbestos, especially if renovations are planned. If you are looking to renovate a home constructed prior to 2003 it’s advisable to have any suspicious materials lab-tested prior to demolition. Plumbers, tilers and builders are especially at risk, particularly with bathroom renos, and it’s imperative any suspicious materials are tested before any dust-producing works commence.

Servicing Across North Queensland

All Building Inspections conduct asbestos inspections across North Queensland. Asbestos auditing fees are dependant on the size, type and location of the property.

Our local building inspector has a thorough knowledge of asbestos and we comply with all applicable legislation relating to asbestos relevant to QLD (refer to www.asbestos.qld.gov.au) and with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace [NOHSC: 2018 (2005)]

About Asbestos

Asbestos is a fibrous silicate material found naturally in the environment. Because of its versatility and usefulness, it was heavily mined and processed for decades. Up until the mid-1980s, Australia had one of the highest rates of asbestos use per person in the world, and it was banned in December 2003. Many properties built in the 70’s and 80’s contain asbestos in various forms.

There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos fibres, and the results of exposure can be catastrophic. If you are planning any renovations you need to know whether the areas that may be refurbished contain asbestos fibres, because if asbestos is disturbed it can release dangerous fine particles of dust that if breathed in, can cause asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, laryngeal cancer and other serious diseases. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma, the cancer caused by asbestos, and there is an excellent guide on it here.

Our Asbestos Compliance Reports Include:

Clear records of locations with photos

The condition of the item in each area found

Advice regarding management of the asbestos going forward

Recommendations as to whether a formal Register and Management Plan is required

Lab analysis reports of samples taken

Where Asbestos May Be Found

Asbestos or asbestos-containing materials could possibly be found in the following areas:

  • Roofing and gutters
  • Gables and eaves
  • Walls – interior and exterior
  • Vinyl, carpet and tile underlay
  • Lining behind wall tiles
  • Imitation brick cladding
  • Fencing
  • Sheds
  • Splashbacks in wet areas
  • Telecommunications pits
  • Some types of window putty
  • Expansion joints
  • Packing under beams
  • Concrete formwork
  • Cement pipes
  • Electrical wire casings
  • Fire protection materials
  • Electrical switchboards
  • Vehicle gaskets, clutch facings and brake linings

Where Asbestos May Be Found

Asbestos or asbestos-containing materials could possibly be found in the following areas:

  • Roofing and gutters
  • Gables and eaves
  • Walls – interior and exterior
  • Vinyl, carpet and tile underlay
  • Lining behind wall tiles
  • Imitation brick cladding
  • Fencing
  • Sheds
  • Splashbacks in wet areas
  • Telecommunications pits
  • Some types of window putty
  • Expansion joints
  • Packing under beams
  • Concrete formwork
  • Cement pipes
  • Electrical wire casings
  • Fire protection materials
  • Electrical switchboards
  • Vehicle gaskets, clutch facings and brake linings

Residential & Commercial

Early consultation and identification by NATA laboratory asbestos testing can allow for more options to minimise risks and reduce the associated costs of managing asbestos. Whether you have a residence, a commercial property such as an office or shopping centre, a warehouse or industrial building on a manufacturing site, we can conduct a thorough audit for you and follow up with a professional report.

Servicing Across North Queensland

All Building Inspections conduct asbestos inspections across North Queensland. Asbestos Inspections cost is dependant on the size, type and location of the property.

Our local building inspector has a thorough knowledge of asbestos and we comply with all applicable legislation relating to asbestos relevant to QLD (refer to www.asbestos.qld.gov.au) and with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace [NOHSC: 2018 (2005)]

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Comprehensive, Easy-to-Read Building Reports

All Building Inspections easy-to-read yet comprehensive reports can highlight any areas of concern that may cause you a headache in the future. Our team has decades of on-site building experience.

A standard pre-purchase inspection includes:

Use of the latest and best reporting systems

An abundance of photos

A fast report turn around

  • 24 hrs in most circumstances

Up-to-date technology

  • including thermal imaging and moisture detection devices

The use of aerial drones

  • when the situation is applicable

A standard pre-purchase building & pest report will identify:

What the issues are

Major and minor defects, termite activity, general overview of the condition of the property.

Where the issues are

Details on where any problems are and their level of severity.

How they can be fixed

Recommendations on how the defect or problem can be rectified.

Why it happened

Why it is an issue, how did it happen and future concerns if not corrected.

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Get in touch today to find out how we can help you with your due diligence - and peace of mind - on your next property purchase.

Our Other Services

Building & Pest Inspections

All Building Inspections pre-purchase building reports are clear and comprehensive, providing you with the knowledge and confidence to make the right decision on a property purchase. 

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New Build Inspections

What you think you’ll be getting for your money may be different from what your builder plans to deliver for the agreed price.
Stage Inspections throughout the building process will help you avoid any complications before it’s too late to deal with them effectively.

Pool Safety Compliance

Our licensed Pool Safety Inspector can carry out a complete pool safety inspection, provide the state-issued compliance certificate if everything is in line with the Standards, and provide you with a report listing any items that need repair.