FOR ALL YOUR ASBESTOS IDENTIFICATION AND
ASM NZ Ltd specialises in carrying out asbestos surveys and creating asbestos management plans for commercial and industrial properties throughout New Zealand as well as providing advice for residential property owners.
The company was formed in 2017 and has branches located in Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch and Rotorua. With over 100 years combined industry experience within our team, we really do have the knowledge and qualifications to assist you with managing asbestos related risks and to ensure you meet your legal obligations.
We are dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of those working with or near asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs).
WHAT IS ASBESTOS
Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring minerals that have been mined around the world for years. It was once used extensively industrially and in construction due to its strength, insulating characteristics and resistance to fire.
Over time asbestos was linked to a number of serious respiratory diseases and cancers in workers handling the products and people who were exposed to airborne fibre contamination.
In 2010, an estimated 170 people died of asbestos-related diseases in New Zealand, which made it the single largest cause of work-related disease mortality.
WHERE IS IT FOUND
Asbestos is found in many products, including:
> Cement board cladding
> Textured ceilings
> Pipe insulation
> Sprayed insulation
> Internal workings of older heaters and ventilation systems
> Brake linings, insulation and other internal components of older machinery
Buildings built, altered or refurbished up until the mid-1980s are likely to contain ACMs. Buildings built after 1 January 2000 are less likely to contain ACMs, but some buildings built after this time have been found to contain asbestos.
WE CAN HELP WITH
Asbestos Management Plans
Asbestos Soil Testing
Asbestos Air Monitoring
Portacount Respirator Fit Testing
DOP Vacuum & NPU Testing
Asbestos Awareness Training