Asbestos Re-inspection Surveys

Why is an Asbestos Re-Inspection Survey Important?

An asbestos re-inspection survey is designed to spot potential problems with materials that may pose a threat to people living or working near or within your building.

Although an asbestos management survey (or a previous re-inspection) shows the location and condition of a material, they only offer a snapshot at that particular moment in time. It is common that building materials are subject to wear and tear and may begin to deteriorate and break-down. The difference with asbestos containing materials (ACMs) is that once damaged, they have the potential to release fibres and damage the health of anyone who inhales them.

Keeping up-to-date with the condition of ACMs is of great importance for ensuring peoples’ safety and well-being. Auckland Asbestos Surveys recommend that a Re-inspection is carried out every 6-12 months. Our approach, procedures and checks ensure that a re-inspection survey is not an overly costly or time-consuming task.

What Happens During a Re-Inspection Survey?

When your surveyor arrives on site, they will report to the designated person. This may be the owner of manager of the dwelling. Then, in a methodical manner, the surveyor will visit each asbestos containing material identified, either in the asbestos management survey, or in previous re-inspection reports.

During the re -inspection of each material it will be photographed and documented.  At the same time, the surveyor will make an assessment as to the condition of the material and provide recommendations for how it should be monitored in the future. Materials which are deemed to have deteriorated or become damaged since the last survey, may be recommended to either be encapsulated or removed by a suitable asbestos removal contractor.

Once all materials have been photographed, documented and assessed, a revised report will be produced and sent to the designated person. We can also liaise with WorkSafe New Zealand on your behalf where appropriate.

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The Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 requires the identification and management of Asbestos in the Workplace through a compliant management plan.

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