A division 6 asbestos audit is legally required in workplaces prior to any demolition or refurbishment works where it is known to have asbestos or other hazardous materials. Where there is no asbestos register in place, the current register is inadequate or highlights inaccessible areas where asbestos may be present, a division 6 asbestos audit must be undertaken prior to carrying out any works. Contact Asbestosafe for further information or call (03) 9973 4364.
A division 6 audit involves destructive sampling in areas where the proposed works is to be carried out.All areas where the refurbishment or demolition work is to be carried out need to be made accessible to perform the inspection. Our asbestos and hazardous building materials assessment involves a visual assessment of a building in order to identify, as far as practicable:
- The type and location of asbestos (ACM);
- The type and location of synthetic mineral fibre products (SMF);
- The likely containing capacitors in electrical fittings – Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) ;
- The likely presence of the lead containing paint (LCP);
- The likely presence of ozone depleting substances (OCD)
As a result, workers may need to be temporarily relocated as sample collections may pose a risk to staff.
Upon completion of the audit, any samples taken for analysis are sent to a NATA approved laboratory in accordance with Work Health & Safety regulations. The results of this analysis are contained within the final audit report clearly identifying the type of the material. The final division 6 audit contains an asbestos & hazardous materials register and this register must be provided to any person engaged to carry out any building, demolition or refurbishment works on the site.
As an independent auditor our recommendations will distinguish between asbestos and other hazardous materials that must be monitored, controlled or removed in order to minimise the risk of exposure throughout the works.