HTS Group can help with sampling, removal and remediation of asbestos and lead from your home or renovation project.
When we’re finished, you’re left with a safe blank canvas to enjoy the rest of your renovation without looming health risks threatening you and your family.
We’ll always do this carefully; sometimes taking a small piece from behind a power point or switch can be a great non-invasive way of sampling. We’ll always seal up any exposed edges to ensure your safety.
If the lab results show asbestos, we can then remove it safely for you, dispose of it and remediate the area.
Asbestos Removal Timeline
Signage and Access Control
When we’re ready to begin, the area will need to be cleared out and fenced for your safety.
Anywhere from 1 day to a couple of weeks for stripping out a large multi storey commercial premises.
Clearance certificate is provided by a third-party Asbestos Assessor
No. Inhaling of any number of asbestos fibres can lead to asbestos related diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, or lung cancer
No, there are currently no know treatments or cures to asbestos related illnesses.
There is legislation preventing, and heavy fines to deter any PCBU (person conducting a business or undertaking) from removing asbestos from any non-residential property.
Only if your builder is licensed for such works. There are heavy penalties for any trades who remove asbestos without appropriate licensing and training. Builders usually don’t have the required license for this type of work. Asbestos removal should be left to an asbestos specialist.
No, asbestos needs to be tested in a NATA lab. Asbestos was used in more than 3,000 ACM (asbestos containing materials) products in various quantities and mixes.
Asbestos-containing materials are either friable or non-friable.
Friable asbestos is high risk. Friable asbestos can be crumbled, pulverised, or reduced to a powder by hand pressure.
Non-friable asbestos is lower risk. It is mixed with cement or other hard bonding materials. Non-friable asbestos can become friable if damaged or old.
When the tiny (usually microscopic) asbestos fibres are breathed in, they become lodged in the respiratory system, or sometimes even the lining of other organs. Over time, these microscopic fibres often create lesions which can turn cancerous.
Project Environmental Management Plan (PEMP) used to identify, control, and manage environmental risks. These are used on larger projects where the asbestos removal may present an environmental risk and on large demolition and refurbishment jobs in NSW, SA, QLD and the ACT.