Have you formally identified asbestos in your workplace?
Do you have an Asbestos Management Plan in place?
Asbestos exposure is cited as the number one workplace killer in New Zealand. Knowing the potential risks and how to manage these, not only looks after yourself, your employees and contractors, but also provides clarity around investments and future planning.
In order to comply with the Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) needs to know if their property or business (workplace) contains asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM) and must have a written asbestos management plan prepared.
Under the Regulations a PCBU has a legal requirement to identify all ACM as far as is reasonably practicable in the workplace and have an asbestos management plan in place to manage this risk.
Failure to have these measures in place can result in significant fines and prosecution. More information on these requirements can be found here: https://worksafe.govt.nz/managing-health-and-safety/getting-started/introduction-hswa-special-guide/
What services do we offer?
- Asbestos surveys (Management, Refurbishment and Demolition surveys)
- Risk register and associated plans
- Asbestos management plans
- Soil testing
- Air testing and monitoring
- Post removal validation and clearance certificates
- Ongoing management
- Safety audits and oversight
All asbestos sampling and testing services are in line with; WorkSafe New Zealand Approved Codes of Practice and Guidelines, BRANZ Guidelines and British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) standards.
BTW Company has a team of experienced environmental practitioners with the expertise and qualifications (BOHS IP402 & IP404) to identify and report on potential asbestos risks to ensure workplace safety of employees and contractors and to help with your future decision making.